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    The Messy Minds of Creative People

    Those who are capable of reaching the heights of human creative expression are those with messy minds

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  • Keep Your 2015 Resolutions

    Keep Your 2015 Resolutions

    Whether you want to conquer bad habits or build a healthier routine, you can learn how to pick and stick to any goal

    December 26, 2014

  • Teen Inventors Connect DVR to Your Zzzs

    Teen Inventors Connect DVR to Your Zzzs

    British students made a wrist monitor that senses if you nod off and sends a signal to your DVR to record whatever you were watching. Future such devices could control additional household functions

     

    December 24, 2014

  • What We Talk about When We Talk about Holes

    What We Talk about When We Talk about Holes

    For Halloween, I wrote about a very scary topic: higher homotopy groups. Homotopy is an idea in topology, the field of math concerned with properties of shapes that stay the same no matter how you squish or stretch them, as long as you don’t tear them or glue things together.

    December 25, 2014

  • It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas: The Neuroscience of Our Nostalgia

    It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Christmas: The Neuroscience of Our Nostalgia

    Have you ever smelled something so familiar that it felt like you were transported back through time into one of your earlier memories?

    December 23, 2014

  • Succulent Science: The Role of Fats in Making a Perfect Pastry

    Succulent Science: The Role of Fats in Making a Perfect Pastry

    A tasty food science task from Science Buddies

    December 25, 2014

  • Earth's Shaking News in 2014

    Earth's Shaking News in 2014

    Volcanic eruptions, killer quakes, giant waves, and how the ground shaped famous battles were among the most compelling stories of the year

    December 24, 2014

  • 5 Top Chemistry Stories Of 2014

    5 Top Chemistry Stories Of 2014

    New ways to see inside cells, art conservation, and the origin of life are some of the most interesting chemistry stories of the year

    December 22, 2014

  • Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

    Scientific American's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

    A deadly infection, a comet success, a climate-change breakthrough—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as selected by the editors of Scientific American

    December 12, 2014

  • Images from the Real Face of the Ebola Crisis

    Images from the Real Face of the Ebola Crisis

    A journalist on a monthlong visit to Sierra Leone provides a realistic view of people living their lives while their nation struggles to recover from a deadly outbreak

    December 24, 2014

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