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Ramón y Cajal and the Case for Drawing in Science

As someone who works at the intersection of art and science, I have always found it easy to make the case that all artists are scientists. From the moment we pick up a crayon and make our first mark, we are experimenting...

STAFFJune 23, 2015 — Amanda Montañez

What Makes Magic Funny?

Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves...

June 20, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Oliver Sacks on Stage Fright

Neurologist Oiver Sacks, a best-selling chronicler of disorders of the brain and mind, describes how he copes with stage fright.

June 20, 2015 — John Horgan

Context Matters When It Comes to Travel Time

People will often feel that the return trip covering the same geographical distance requires less time to complete. It doesn't. When all factors are equalized--same distance, traveling at approximately the same speed, no external delays, roughly the same number of rest stops--the duration of the return trip will be almost identical to the original journey...

June 11, 2015 — Krystal D'Costa

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