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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. Advertisements

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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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“How to give a good talk” – Uri Alon

Uri Alon is a professor in Department of Molecular Cell Biology at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. His work is focused on biological networks and protein circuits. He is one of the pioneers in the emergent field of systems … Continue reading

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