When did you realize that you wanted to study math? Some of my friends knew when they were little kids. One of my professors knew in grade school. I didn’t know until my first year of undergrad. Although I wasn’t bad at it, I didn’t enjoy math in high school—I even chose to do two [...]
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MIT physicist Max Tegmark
Q: What makes a mathematical theory beautiful?
M.T.: For me, it’s usually...
By Arun Sampathkumar and Elliot Meyerowitz, Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Unlike animal cells, plant cells are encapsulated by stiff cell walls that lie outside their plasma membranes. These walls provide structural support and help maintain cell shape, among other functions, but their presence also means that cell division operates very differently from animal cells. Indeed, plant growth depends on the regulated deposition of cell wall constituents, such as
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The longitudinal fissure is a deep grove in the brain that divides the right and left cerebral hemispheres from each other. Sometimes the cleft is alternatively referred to as the interhemispheric fissure.