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October 18, 2014
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In conversation: Verity Harte on a decade-long project devoted to reading Plato’s ‘Republic’

Each year, faculty and graduate students in the field of ancient Greek philosophy gather at Yale or King’s College London to read one of the 10 books of the seminal work Plato’s “Republic.” The seminar brings together faculty and graduate … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
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Mit Weltraumteleskop PLATO 2.0 auf der Suche nach der zweiten Erde

In einer genau ausbalancierten günstigen Entfernung von seinem Stern, mit Wasser auf der Oberfläche, so sollte der Planet sein, den die Wissenschaftler der PLATO-Mission außerhalb unseres Sonnensystems entdecken wollen. Unter der Leitung des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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Mathematical beauty activates same brain region as great art or music

People who appreciate the beauty of mathematics activate the same part of their brain when they look at aesthetically pleasing formula as others do when appreciating art or music, suggesting that there is a neurobiological basis to beauty. There are … Continue reading

April 2, 2013
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The origins of laughter

We know the benefits of laughter on health. But why do we laugh? What are the evolutionary origins of laughter and humour? Steven Légaré has asked these questions and has made them the subject of his master’s thesis, which he … Continue reading

March 21, 2013
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A Telescope at the Bottom of the World

Alone in a wilderness of snow and ice, 600 miles from the Earth’s South Pole, a solitary telescope watches the stars, searching for the origins of the colorful nebulae in which stars are born. The brilliantly colored, sweeping nebulae featured … Continue reading