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Does Poverty Shape the Brain?

Growing up in a poor family can leave a mark on the developing brain. Understanding how and why has important implications for educators and society

January 1, 2017 — John D. E. Gabrieli and Silvia A. Bunge

Nurturing Genius

A decades-long study of exceptionally gifted children reveals what it takes to hone the world's sharpest minds

January 1, 2017 — Tom Clynes

Getting Robots to Say No

Gordon Briggs, a postdoc at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, talks about the article he and Matthias Scheutz, director of the Human Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University, wrote in the January Scientific American titled "The Case for Robot Disobedience." 

December 21, 2016 — Steve Mirsky

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