Before he turned physics upside down, a young Albert Einstein supposedly showed off his genius by devising a complex riddle involving a stolen exotic fish and a long list of suspects. Can you resist tackling a brain teaser written by one of the smartest people in history? Dan Van der Vieren shows how.
Marian Sigman, a neuroscientist and author of “The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides,” explains how babies that grow up bilingual will have brain functions that might be superior to those children that only speak one language.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride through the human body on the Magic School Bus? Well, a new bit of virtual reality technology is taking that concept and applying it to medical training. Doctors can now teleport inside the human heart and practice surgery over and over again, and this training could revolutionize the future of health care.
Ancient skeletons can tell us a great deal about the past, including the age, gender and even the social status of its former owner. But how can we know all of these details simply by examining some old, soil-caked bones? Farnaz Khatibi examines a fascinating branch of science known as biological anthropology.
“She sells seashells by the seashore” isn’t the whole story.
More than 18,300 candidates applied to be astronauts in NASA’s latest class—smashing the record of 8,000 applicants in 1978—and only 12 got the job. Here’s who made the cut.