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Do you need to know math for doing great science?

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, biologist E. O. Wilson asks if math is necessary for doing great science. At first glance the question seems rather pointless and the answer trivial; we can easily name dozens of Nobel Prize winners whose work was not mathematical at all...

April 9, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar

New Job for Brain Scientists: Pitching Mutual Funds

I was watching one of the March Madness games recently with my son Benjamin. He is the only one in the world I can do this with because I can ask him what the difference is between the shot clock in the NBA and the one in the NCAA without being asked to immediately produce a green card.During a commercial break, a familiar face popped onto the screen...

STAFFApril 9, 2013 — Gary Stix

#SciAmBlogs Monday Iron Man, BRAIN, Synchrotron, Bermuda Bluebirds, Mandelbulb, Voyager, and more.

- E. Paul Zehr - Iron Man’s Top 10 Heavy Metal Moments—Reflections on the First 50 Years of Scientific R&D from Stark Industries - Bob Grumman - M@h*(pOet)?ica–Mathekphrastic Poetry - Scicurious - The BRAIN Initiative: BAM or BUST? - Kimberly Parker - Synchrotron Project Brings Together Unlikely Partners in Middle East - David Bressan - In Search of… the Sea Snake - Glendon Mellow - Victorian Wallpaper in Your Lungs - Scott Barry Kaufman - Learning Strategies Outperform IQ in Predicting Achievement - Caleb A...

STAFFApril 8, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Iron Man s Top 10 Heavy Metal Moments Reflections on the First 50 Years of Scientific R&D from Stark Industries

At the risk of stating the obvious, a key component of Iron Man’s mythology is the suit of armor. And all the science and engineering research and development that Tony Stark has poured into that suit—and related technology—through Stark Industries.With the next Marvel Studies movie (“Iron Man 3”) coming up in May, I thought this was a good time to reflect back on the Armored Avenger and some of the key moments in his last half century of life...

April 8, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

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