The 1970s and '80s were scary and exciting times on the frontiers of science as molecular biology began to bloom, and voyages to new domains revealed that many forms of life remained to be discovered. It was an exciting and important time to be a science writer.
We invite you to join Alan Boyle and CASW in discussing the great science stories of CASW's first half-century. MSNBC.com readers are commenting at Alan's blog, Cosmic Log. Register using the link at the top of any page and comment on the story "50 Science Sagas for 50 Years."