He Looked Back In Time, And Won Nobel

Imagine looking back in time–no, not flipping through old high school yearbooks–but really, studying the history of our universe as it was 13.7 billion years ago. Epic? No doubt. Possible? Absolutely. Click the link above to learn more.

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Wray Herbert: Solving For X, Among the Neurons
The reigning theory of human thinking argues not only that algebra and language share a neurological foundation, but that mathematical reasoning co-opted the evolved machinery of language for non-linguistic tasks.

Ben Thomas: Your Mind on Film
New technology can extract visual images from yout brain. Whole scenes can be reconstructed via fMRI, right out of your visual cortex. And shockingly few people know this is happening.

Ruth Starkman: Optogenetics: A Novel Technology With Questions Old and New
Optogenetics is a combination of genetics and optics to manipulate single neurons using pulses of light delivered to the brain via fiber optic threads.

Jennifer Davis: Celebrating Pioneers
This week we mourn the passing of Dr. Sally Ride. It is no exaggeration to say that the word “pioneer” was invented for people like her.

Hal Herzog: Are Humans The Only Animal That Keep Pets?
There are scads of examples of long-term attachments between animals of different species. The problem is that all these cases have occurred among captive or semi-captive animals in zoos, wildlife parks, or research labs.