mathematics

Nature’s Neverending Tournament

March 14, 2011

For three weeks starting tonight, the attention of sports fans around the country will be on the brackets of the NCAA Basketball Tournament as 68 teams are methodically reduced to one champion. The process is somewhat similar to evolution, as a [Read more]

Three Paths to Science

August 3, 2010

There are many ways to find yourself in a laboratory embarking upon a research career. Some dream of being a scientist from their childhood, mail-ordering chemicals to start a basement lab. Some divert course from the unforgiving pre-medicine track, [Read more]