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Male brain versus female brain: How do they differ?

Chapter 16 of my book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about topographic mapping, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience.<p><b>Summary</b>: Subtle observable differences exist between male and …

Nobel prize predictions: Higgs offers headache over division by three

And so once more to that time of year when nations join to celebrate the best of humanity, the overlooked sink into private despair, and the bookies clap their hands as punters lay bets that this year, finally, Bob Dylan will win the literature prize.<p>The latest members of the world's most exclusive …

Why Women Might Be Giving Up On Math And Science

Science, math and engineering are still dominated by men, and few professors in those fields are women. Host Arun Rath talks to Eileen Pollack, who wrote about the bias that may keep women out for <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Transcript<p>ARUN RATH, HOST:<p>The vast majority of professional scientists, …

Moth tongues, orchids and Darwin – the predictive power of evolution

The theory of evolution has some wonderful predictive powers and because attempting to verify or falsify hypotheses is a core part of any science, setting up ideas for testing is fundamental to research. Some of these hypotheses are rather harder to work on than others, especially in the case of …

Main Themes From The Hobbit | The Art of Manliness

<i>The Hobbit</i> has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its publication in 1937. It used to take a backseat to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, but …