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      April 9, 2013Health

      New Job for Brain Scientists: Pitching Mutual Funds

      I was watching one of the March Madness games recently with my son Benjamin. He is the only one in the world I can do this with because I can ask him what the difference is between the shot clock in the NBA and the one in the NCAA without being asked to immediately produce a green card.During a commercial break, a familiar face popped onto the screen...
      October 7, 2013The Scicurious Brain

      Did Your Daddy Raise You to Sing Like That?

      When most of us hear birds twittering away in the trees, we hear it as background noise. It’s often hard to separate out one bird from another.
      June 26, 2014Cross-Check

      More Cool Sh*t I’ve Read—and Seen—Lately

      This is the fourth installment of my monthly feature "Cool Sh*t I've Read Lately,” in which I draw attention to, um, cool stuff. (Here are columns one, two and three.) Breakthrough Journal...
      September 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      Readers Respond to "He Said, She Said"-- And More...

      Letters to the editor about the May/June 2010 issue of Scientific American MIND
      November 18, 2014The Sciences

      How Scientific Are Your Instruments?

      What do coins, a Wii remote, or card games have to do with science? More than you might think. Scientific instruments are devices specifically designed to measure the subject of your research reliably and accurately...
      August 2, 2006

      The Expert Mind and the Interplanetary Bicycle Ride

      In this episode, Phil Ross talks about what scientists have learned is necessary to achieve expertise in virtually any field. Ross's article on the subject, The Expert Mind, is in the August issue of Scientific American...
      June 3, 2010Biology

      The 2010 Kavli Prizes honors eight scientists in astrophysics, nanotech and neuroscience

      Eight scientists will share three million-dollar Kavli Prizes for their contributions in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway, by Nils Christian Stenseth, president of the Nor­wegian Academy of Science and Letters, and broadcast live at the opening of the World Science Festival in New York City...
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