Monthly Archives: October 2010

Leigh Van Valen, the Evolutionary Biologist behind “Red Queen Hypothesis” is no more

Very sad to hear this. A NY Times article written as an obituary explains the significance of his work.

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What can a child resisting a candy tell you about success in life?

Walter Mischel is a professor of psychology at Columbia University in New York. In 1960’s, he conducted a now-famous experiment about will power and self-control in children. The experimental set-up was this: a child was invited into a small room … Continue reading

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And the Lasker goes to…

It’s that time of the year again. No, this is not about the beginning of Fall season of mind-numbing TV series. Instead, I am talking about the Laskers and Nobels, the fewest of few diligent scientists being awarded for their … Continue reading

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