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"DNA has a water layer under practically any conditions. We have systematically changed the number of water layers and shown that the conductivity arises from water molecules, not the electrons on the DNA."
—George Gruner, UCLA, on whether DNA conducts electricity, New Scientist, March 29, 2003

"Manned programs are exorbitantly expensive. If we are serious about doing science, we cannot spend as much on manned programs."
—Vernon Ehlers, US Congress (R-MI), on the space program, New Scientist, March 8, 2003

"You've got regular stuff doing funky things."
—Andrew Houck, MIT, on the behavior of left-handed materials, Dallas Morning News, March 10, 2003

"There are media people 'embedded' with the teams that are going to do the (weapons of mass destruction) inspection assessment. Any good police reporter knows how not to be fooled by faked evidence."
—Jay Davis, Livermore National Laboratory (retired), on how credible the evidence coming out of Iraq will be, San Francisco Chronicle, March 25, 2003

The fact that there appears to be an angular cutoff hints at a special distance scale in the universe."
—Gary Hinshaw, Goddard Space Flight Center, on whether the universe is shaped like a donut, New York Times, March 11, 2003

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