Ron Cowen

Ron Cowen has written for National Geographic, Nature, the New York Times, Science, Science News, Scientific American, and U.S. News & World Report, and is a guest commentator on NPR’s Science Friday. He has twice received both the American Institute of Physics’s Science Writing Award and the American Astronomical Society (Solar Physics Division)’s Popular Writing Award.

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Cover: Gravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black HolesGravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black HolesCowen, RonHARDCOVER05/06/2019$26.95
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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene