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The World Science Festival is Coming!

Heads up, readers: The World Science Festival is coming to New York City! From May 29th through June 2nd, New York City will be host to a variety of events designed to make science accessible to a larger audience.While some events do require a ticket, many are free, including a science fair done street-style planned for Washington Square Park which promises lots of hands-on events for visitors of all ages...

April 28, 2013 — Krystal D'Costa

Michael Chwe Responds to Miss Austen

The following is written by Michael Chwe, associate professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles and author of the recent book Jane Austen, Game Theorist Dear Miss Austen,It is an immense honor to be addressed by you...

STAFFApril 27, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

Neuroscience in Fiction: Hannibal Lecter's Memory Palace

Ed. Note: This blog originally appeared at Sleights of Mind. Like Giotto, Dr. Lecter has frescoed the walls of his mind. ― Thomas Harris, HannibalYesterday we wrote about the memory palace of Tom Meseroll, the Master of Martial Magic, so it is fitting that this week’s Neuroscience in Fiction pick features a fictional memory palace: the mansion of reminiscence at the center of Hannibal Lecter's brilliantly twisted mind.The fragment that follows is from Thomas Harris's Hannibal, where we learn all about Dr...

April 26, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Time for a Nap [Photo]

Well, I've gone and submitted my dissertation to my committee.Like this San Diego Zoo polar bear, I intend to hibernate through the weekend. And then, we prepare the defense.

April 26, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Khalil s Picks (26 April 2013)

This week we have barcoded ants, 3D printing fetuses, seals’ teeth, pseudoscience in the filter bubble and more. Let’s do this! -- We’ve done it, people.

STAFFApril 26, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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