Prashant Avasthi

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Solution: ‘A Drunkard’s Walk in Manhattan’

City blocks help illustrate why walking randomly tends to take you away from your starting point.<p>The Insights column for August explored the …

Off-the-Shelf Lens Assists Dark Matter Find

A camera lens often used by wildlife and sports photographers has helped astronomers learn about dark matter and galaxy formation.<p>The reviews for …

Watching Evolution Happen in Two Lifetimes

The biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant have spent four decades on a tiny island in the Galápagos. Their discoveries reveal how new animal species …

A Naked Black Hole Is Screaming Through the Universe

Millions of years ago, B3 1715+425 was just an ordinary supermassive black hole. It had a comfortable life, of devouring stars and belching deadly …

A Wandering Mind Isn't Just A Distraction. It May Be Your Brain's Default State.

This realization may help us better understand creativity and mental illness.<p>Even if you don’t consider yourself a daydreamer, you probably spend a <i>lot</i> of time in a state of mental wandering ― it’s natural for your mind to drift away from the present moment when you’re in the shower, walking to work …

Mindfulness

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