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    Jessica Cantlon seeks the origins of numerical thinking

    Jessica Cantlon, 40Cognitive neuroscientistUniversity of Rochester

    The first time Jessica Cantlon met Kumang at the Seneca Park Zoo, the matriarch orangutan regurgitated her previous meal right into Cantlon’s face. “I was retching,” Cantlon recalls. “It was so gross.” But Cantlon was there to kick off a series of behavioral experiments, and her students, who would be working with Kumang...

    09/21/2016 - 11:07 Neuroscience, Human Evolution
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    Qian Chen makes matter come alive

    Qian Chen, 30Materials scientistUniversity of Illinois

    In a darkened room, bathed in the glow of green light, materials scientist Qian Chen watches gold nanorods dance. They wiggle across a computer screen displaying real-time video from a gigantic microscope — a tall, beige tube about as wide as a telephone pole.

    Chen has observed these and other minuscule specks of matter...

    09/21/2016 - 11:07 Materials, Technology, Chemistry
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    Lawrence David’s gut check gets personal

    Lawrence David, 33Computational biologistDuke University

    A Jim Carrey movie inspired computational biologist Lawrence David to change the course of his research. As a graduate student, David saw Yes Man, a 2008 film in which Carrey’s character is forced to say yes to all propositions.

    David thought the movie’s message about opening yourself to new experiences, even uncomfortable ones...

    09/21/2016 - 11:06 Human Evolution, Microbes, Cells
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    Anna Frebel digs a young universe

    Anna Frebel, 36AstronomerMassachusetts Institute of Technology

    Anna Frebel can’t explain her fascination with the stars. It’d be like explaining why “berry purple-pink” is one of her favorite colors. “They are just a part of me,” says Frebel, an astronomer at MIT. “What’s going on with them and what they can tell us — there is something magical.”

    Frebel’s fascination has led...

    09/21/2016 - 11:05 Astronomy
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    Jeremy Freeman seeks to simplify complex brain science

    Jeremy Freeman, 30NeuroscientistHoward Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus

    Jeremy Freeman loves clean, simple lines. To see his bent toward aesthetic minimalism, you need look no further than his spare, calm website that slowly shifts colors.

    In the past, this fixation with style has occasionally veered toward the extreme. In graduate school at New York...

    09/21/2016 - 11:05 Neuroscience, Cells, Computing