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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

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In Defense of the Humanities Ph.D.: It's No Crazier Than Becoming a Journalist

Yes, the academic job market is a wasteland. But that doesn't make spending your twenties reading poetry for low pay irrational.<p>“Why haven’t humanities Ph.D. programs collapsed?” asks my colleague Jordan Weissmann this week. It’s a question that has drawn a host of reader responses, from “the job …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

New Night Sky Timelapse Video: Stars and Storms Vie for Attention

Changing Planet<p>Breathtaking shots of the ground and sky dominate this striking time-lapse video shot in South Dakota and Wyoming between April and October of 2012 by veteran photographer Randy Halverson.<p>One highlight: the footage shows the Milky Way galaxy’s bright central hub — located more than …

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The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the last seven days, including fire-fighting from the air, stormy weather in China and an animatronic King Kong.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Dancing robots, a pair of MiGs and a topsy-turvy tiger<p>A drone at sea, a curious lemur and a dramatic landing from space<p>Tiny …

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Preserved Mammoth Carcass Found in Arctic