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  • People

    Comic strip science

    “I am so awesome.” [Smug grin.]

    So goes the final frame in a humorous comic called “Birds are Gross,” in which artist and field naturalist Rosemary Mosco highlights the virtues of the turkey vulture. The bird, speaking throughout (“I am a turkey vulture. Yes indeed.”), reaches this conclusion after announcing its proclivities for...

    07/27/2012 - 13:35
  • News

    Pi master’s storied recall

    As the March 14 celebration of Pi Day approaches, toast a man who figured out how to have his pi and recite it, too — beyond 60,000 decimals. All it took was intensive practice and a knack for storytelling, a new study finds.

    A Chinese man who set a world’s record in 2005 by reciting 67,890 decimals of pi learned to associate number pairs with images of people and objects, scientists...

    03/13/2012 - 17:07 Psychology
  • Feature

    Birth of the beat

    At scientific meetings, psycho-biologist Colwyn Trevarthen often plays a video of a 5-month-old Swedish girl giving her mother a musical surprise. Blind from birth, the girl reaches for a bottle and laughs appreciatively as her mother launches into a familiar song about feeding blueberries to a bear. As in baby songs everywhere, Trevarthen says, each line of the Swedish tune runs about four...

    07/30/2010 - 14:31
  • Feature

    Front Matter

    12/18/1976 - 00:00
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    Back Matter

    11/06/1976 - 00:00