January 29, 2015

7:00 PM | Despite Esteem for Science, Public at Odds with Scientists on Major Issues
Scientists and their work have an important place in every major aspect of American life. Many hope that advances in science will improve people’s lives and enhance the economy. They are anxious to... -- Read more on

January 28, 2015

12:00 PM | Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned
I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things in the many savants I have seen is that that they... -- Read more on

January 26, 2015

10:03 PM | Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology
Last summer, researchers demonstrated that non-invasive imaging combined with a staining technique enables the fast comparison and study of earthworm species and other animals in unprecedented... -- Read more on

January 21, 2015

4:33 PM | How Overeating May Contribute to a Metabolic “Traffic Jam”
In what has been dubbed “The Great Crawl of China”, in August 2010 commuters in Beijing accumulated along a 74.5-mile-long stretch of road for a preposterous 11 days straight. No mere rush-hour... -- Read more on

January 14, 2015

6:29 PM | Fight at the Museum: Confronting Visitor Biases
Midway through the school year, parents and teachers are starting to plan (and fundraise) for winter and spring field trips. Among the most popular destinations is the science museum. The Association... -- Read more on

December 31, 2014

3:28 PM | Stephen Hawking, Hawking Incorporated, and the Myth of the Lone Genius
Comfortably sitting in the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in Japantown in San Francisco, I was watching The Theory of Everything with an audience of hundreds. Like them, I was eager to watch the life of... -- Read more on
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