Derek Lowe
Derek Lowe

Derek Lowe, who blogs at, is a longtime drug-discovery chemist and has worked on projects to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and infection.

Future Tense
June 17 2012 7:15 AMWe Don’t Need More Scientists—We Need Better OnesA chemist responds to Slate’s David Plotz’s claim that not enough students are going into science and engineering.
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The History of American Slavery
Oct. 13 2015 3:34 PM How Did American Slavery End? History of American Slavery, Episode 9: The long process of emancipation.