Martin Boyle

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The Paradox of the Proof

On August 31, 2012, Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki posted four papers on the Internet.The titles were inscrutable. The volume was …

Mathematics

Why is Science Behind a Paywall?

Scientists’ work follows a consistent pattern. They apply for grants, perform their research, and publish the results in a journal. The process is so …

June 2013

The Shooting Star and The Model

When Oscar Pistorius—the South African “Blade Runner,” who overcame a double amputation to compete in the Olympics last year—shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day, the millions he’d inspired were faced with a shocking possibility: that their hero was also a killer. With Pistorius …

The Animal Mind Reader :: Summer 2013

<b>Jaak Panksepp set out to find the biology of emotions. He found the biology of animal consciousness.</b><p>Last July, an international group of scientists …