Why Curiosity Can Be Both Painful and Pleasurable
Neuroscience:The emerging neurology of one of our most human characteristics.
Why We Need More Intellectually Promiscuous Scientists
When Thomas Steitz, Ada Yonath, and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their research, in 2009, they acknowledged a debt. Without the work of two of the Physics Laureates that year, the chemists would have lacked the CCD detectors, or high-quality imaging hardware, they used to model and image ribosomes, […]
Why It’s Good to Be Curious About Insects
“Insects outnumber us and they outweigh us. It’s basically their planet.”Photograph by OakleyOriginals / Flickr One of the best jokes May Berenbaum, an entomologist at the University of Illinois, has ever told at a conference goes like this: A man walks into a doctor’s office, imploring her for help. “I think I’m a moth,” he […]