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CHANGING MINDS  Many people view the brain as special and separate from the rest of the body. Alan Jasanoff argues that this “cerebral mystique” is the wrong way to think about the brain.

Joe Polchinski

Joe Polchinski, who died earlier this month at the age of 63, believed part of doing science was finding out what kinds of things science can predict.

illustration of a black hole

Black holes have captured our imaginations for decades. The process of black hole formation was first described in 1939 in a paper in Physical Review, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

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