My Hero: Elizabeth Blackburn

By | July 25th, 2013|Fitness and Health|

For those of us who revere and are in awe of great scientists, this article is a fun depiction of them having to draw their discoveries.  Goofy and endearing. Some of the Nobel laureates scrawled scientific formulas on the poster-sized paper. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize winner for physiology or medicine in 2008, drew the human [...]

Autism and the Brain

By | November 30th, 2012|Fitness and Health|

Tricky business of turning off some parts of the brain to improve performance.  An article from Scientific American about using electrical stimulation to improve creativity.  And an article from NYTimes about using the peculiar and sometimes prodigious skills of autistic individuals for productive enterprise.  We've discussed autism a bit here and here. In the November/December [...]