Just about every kid within a 50-mile radius of Boston’s Museum of Science visits that place at some point in his or her early education or scouting career. If they’re lucky, they might even get to do an overnight, sleeping under the life-size dinosaur model on the first floor. I remember my visit well and […]
Talk about making complex topics accessible to the general public — this video from PhD candidate Margery Hines does such a good job explaining ground penetrating radar (GPR) for landmine detection, it won the Judges’ Choice Award at the 2012 NSF IGERT Online Video & Poster competition. Cover photo via Flickr.
People have often said that the brain is the most complex thing in the universe. Of course, a statement like that spurs heated debate, but it’s still an interesting concept. The human brain consists of 100 billion neurons and several hundred trillion synapses, according to assistant professor of psychology Rebecca Shansky. In her Lab of […]