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Scientist and Lay Person

Are scientists unique? Many lay people hold a stereotypical view of scientists. very intelligent; myopic in interest, focusing on precise measurements of a tiny subject; objective in both measurements and interpretations; ... above all,…

Are Geniuses Born or Made?

Is there a way to bring out the genius within all of us? In this interview withThe New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer as part of Big Think's partnership with 92Y's Seven Days of Genius  series, neuroscientist Joy Hirsch explores the…

Dance Your PhD

Many consider obtaining a Ph.D. to be one of the most grueling and challenging educational tasks an individual could set out to stare down. However, Uma Nagendra managed to do something few Ph.D. students, or graduates can lay claim to. She…

What is Scoop.it?

In order to be efficient with your content curation and sharing, you need a great content curation tool that’s simple, efficient and saves you time. That tool just might be Scoop.it.  What is Scoop.it? Part content curation tool, part…

Communication In Science

Casimir, Hendrik B.G. There exists today a universal language that is spoken and understood almost everywhere: it is Broken English. I am not referring to Pidgin- English—a highly formalized and restricted branch of B.E.—but to the much…