Emma Homan

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Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Piano

Synthetic biology is turning into industrial design, says Daisy Ginsberg

Advances in genetic technology mean that creating synthetic animals has become just another branch of industrial design, according to Daisy …

Synthetic Biology

Knowledge vs. Imagination in OCD

Last month, researchers at the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal offered some interesting new information — imagination may play a major role in …

What happens in your brain when you make a memory?

Illustration: Lauren Humphrey<p>Long-term memories have an actual physical presence in the brain. Neurons make new physical connections and synapses with each other when a new long-term memory is …

Swimming Pools