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Even Einstein Was a Fool in Love

NEW YORK—When it came to relationships, Albert Einstein was no Einstein. In fact, the famous genius's romantic entanglements could rival the dysfunction of a typical Jerry Springer guest...

June 2, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

NFL, NCAA give money to research concussions

On Thursday morning, President Obama hosted a White House summit on concussions. In his address, Obama highlighted the benefits of sports and the need for additional research on the effects of traumatic brain injuries...

May 31, 2014 — Princess Ojiaku

Philosophical Neural Engineering

Researchers at the University of Washington have released an excellent video that nicely summarizes some of the ethical issues surrounding the development of neuroprosthetics and neuroengineering...

May 30, 2014 — Princess Ojiaku

GZA: Science, Rap, and Genius

GZA, a founding member of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, has inspired teens to rap about science. GZA has been displaying his interest in science by visiting with scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-founding Science Genius with Christopher Emdin at Columbia University...

May 28, 2014 — Princess Ojiaku

What if we all just stopped trying to lose weight? (video)

By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: "There's a healthy fellow." But that's a shame, because Mattson is a pretty healthy guy...

May 22, 2014 — Patrick Mustain

Stop Lecturing Me (In College Science)!

College lecture classes have been around for more than 900 years. Lately, a handful of science and engineering professors have been experimenting with a more innovative way of teaching science, especially at the introductory level...

May 21, 2014 — Anna Kuchment

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]..

May 15, 2014 — Venkat Srinivasan

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