An interview with Chris Patil, a Boston-based biologist and scientific writer who wants to go to Mars.
Employees of the state of Arizona: Will you give up merit protection?
As part of Governor Brewer's push for personnel reform, employees of the state of Arizona covered by merit protection are eligible for a one-time "retention stipend" if they give up their covered status. If you're a state worker, we'd like to hear whether you plan to take this offer. Is the extra money worth giving up merit protection?