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UCLA math professor keeps company with Einstein, Darwin, da Vinci in National Geographic ‘Genius’ issue

Terence Tao emphasizes the importance of hard work, plus ‘intuition, literature, and a bit of luck’

What makes a genius?” National Geographic asks on the cover of its May 2017 issue. In the accompanying article, writer Claudia Kalb observes, “Throughout history rare individuals have stood out for their meteoric contributions to a field.” (more…)

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Gun violence and mental illness: Study addresses perception vs. reality

Scholars say that, overall, gun violence can be reduced by instituting a risk-based approach to firearms possession and purchases

Recent mass killings in Isla Vista, California, and elsewhere have again raised concern among lawmakers and the media about the possible connection between mental illness and gun violence. A new study sets the record straight and recommends an evidence-based approach to limiting firearms fatalities. (more…)

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