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In Baby Mode

The birth of a first child alters parents’ lives suddenly and forever: sleepless nights, afternoons in pajamas and hardly a moment’s respite. Parents are able to make this transition because of changes that take place in the brain

August 17, 2017 — Anna von Hopffgarten

Curiouser and Curiouser

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.

August 1, 2017 — Mario Livio and Steve Mirsky

When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? What about the wisdom and experience that come with age? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

July 5, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

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