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Levi-Montalcini: A Giant of Neuroscience Leaves a Living Legacy

What may have been Rita Levi-Montalcini’s last paper was published almost a year ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. By no means a retrospective of a career that produced a Nobel Prize, the paper (“Nerve growth factor regulates axial rotation during early stages of chick embryo development”) added still one more [...]

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The Curious Wavefunction

Are assessments of scientific intelligence biased toward mathematically oriented fields?

Every once in a while someone will publish a list of the top 10 or 100 smartest people in the world and this time it’s the Huffington Post’s turn. While admitting that IQ is subjective, the article treats us to a list of ten people who most of us would agree are on the right [...]

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