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If all goes well, in a few years, every news outlet in the world will run an image like this one right below a photo of researchers popping champagne bottles.
Introduction By Jonah Lehrer, Editor, Mind Matters The ability to communicate with language is one of the defining talents of the human mind.
Back in September, R. Douglas Fields, a senior investigator at the NIH, wrote a really interesting post for Mind Matters on the neural hazards of tall mountains.
Is Larry King Live the ideal venue for a reasoned discussion about a controversial topic in science? That was the question Wednesday when one of Kingâ€™s guests was former actress and model Jenny McCarthy, whose 5-year-old son, Evan was diagnosed with autism at age 2...
I talked to string theorist Brian Greene earlier this afternoon about the upcoming World Science Festival, and he remarked about how many artists of all types, from painters to musicians to choreographers, have been inspired by scientific discoveries...
April Fool's Day was kind of a bust this year for science, but this makes up for it: The "paper" is here. -- Edited by gmusser at 04/03/2008 2:36 PM
From May 28 to June 1, "the most exciting city in the world is going to become even more exciting," according to Alan Alda. That's the weekend staked out for the World Science Festival, a scattered constellation of panels, interviews, debates, workshops and cultural events in New York City...
Is Familiarity Different Than Remembering?
UCSD Have you ever had the experience of seeing someone in the grocery store that you know you've already met, but you can't quite remember where or when you met them?...
Recent investigations by physicists at the University of Maryland indicate that grapheneâ€”one-atom-thick sheets of carbonâ€”could one day supplant silicon as the material of choice for important applications such as high-speed computer chips and biochemical sensors...
NASA Or at least not as bad as some might fear. That's the main message I took away from last week's State of the Planet conference (though it is also clear that the planet is in a perilous state when it comes to energy, food and global warming.) But judge for yourself...
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