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Brian Gallagher

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    How Genes Refract Chance

    The geneticist Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses the influence of modern genetics on our ideas of chance and fate.

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    Why Women Choose Differently at Work

    Psychologist Susan Pinker on the role of choice in gender differences in the workplace.

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    Obsessed With Blastocysts

    Janet Rossant, a rockstar stem cell scientist, was first just curious about blastocysts.

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    Why It’s Good to Be Curious About Insects

    Entomology—and all curiosity driven research—catalyzes unexpected, useful discoveries.

  • The Problem with the Mutation-Centric View of Cancer

    Researchers need to widen their focus on the micro-environments in which cancer thrives.

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    There May Be Two Trillion Other Galaxies

    In 1939, the year Edwin Hubble won the Benjamin Franklin award for his studies of “extra-galactic nebulae,” he paid a visit to an ailing friend. Depressed and interred at Las Encinas Hospital, a mental health facility, the friend, an actor and playwright named John Emerson, asked Hubble what—spiritually, cosmically—he believed in. In Edwin Hubble: Mariner […]