Deborah Shelton

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Genius at Play: A Brilliant Mathematician on Tinkering, Thinkering, and the Art of Being a Professional Nonunderstander

Anatomy of thought at the fault line of invention and discovery.<p><i>“Mathematical Science,”</i> wrote Ada Lovelace in contemplating the nature of the imagination, <i>“is the language of the unseen relations between things.”</i> Few have mastered that language and transmuted it into Lovelace’s “poetical science” …

13 Animals Totally Nailing This Halloween Thing

Who says it's just a holiday for humans?

20 images that will make you wonder why you have never travelled to Western Australia

WESTERN AUSTRALIA is one of the largest and most diverse states in the world with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres. A significant …

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

People who took capsules containing Bifidobacterium longum 1714 reported less stress and fared better on memory tests, study finds<p>A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who took the …

Microbiology

Theranos Is Made-For-Hollywood Silicon Valley Scandal

California is the land of dreams. Silicon Valley starts companies and Hollywood makes movies about them.<p>Here’s my pitch — <i>The Huntress</i> starring Scarlett Johansson. An angelic-looking 31-year-old Stanford dropout has turned her fear of needles into a $9 billion blood testing startup. But is her $4.5 …

Silicon Valley

Some tech investors sure seem to be getting defensive lately ...

But lately, some of Silicon Valley's big tech investors seem to be particularly upset that journalists are questioning some of the valley's hottest startups.<p>There's a fundamental difference in point of view here. The funders see first-hand how hard it is to build something and sympathize with the …

Venture Capital

Silicon Valley made a bunch of dudes billionaires, but it’s making you poorer

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Does cancer follow the rules of math? This scientist certainly thinks so — and she's onto something.

In 2005, at the age of 22, Franziska Michor finished her doctorate in evolutionary biology at Harvard University.<p>Michor was born in Vienna, Austria, …

Cancer

Will aspirin reduce your cancer risk? Depends on your DNA, study says

For most people, a regular dose of aspirin, Advil, Aleve or certain other over-the-counter painkillers can reduce the risk of<p>colorectal cancerby about one-third. But for some people, these same pills make colorectal cancer more likely.<p>Now researchers have figured out a way to tell these two groups …

Hiking in the Desert in the dark

The Desert at Night<p>Nighttime Hiking Tips<p>Text and Photos By Gregory Jones<p>There was a full moon, and a gray haze covered the desert night. Each step …

Hiking