## Filming a fruit fly’s neurons firing

You probably didn’t hear about it, but a little while ago, an amazing advance happened in neuroscience: In 2015, for…

Author Archives: Tim Hulshof

You probably didn’t hear about it, but a little while ago, an amazing advance happened in neuroscience: In 2015, for…

Most people, when asked about mathematics will (unfortunately) say it’s dull at best. Yet when you ask mathematicians what they…

In 2014 UNICEF announced that polio had been eradicated in India, one of the last strongholds of the disease. The…

Nautilus, for those who don’t know, is a magazine for popular science writing. It’s one of my favorite places for…

Alexander Grothendieck (1928—2014) is viewed by many as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He made contributions to…

Probability Theory is one of the most important tools for studying networks. Most things Probability Theory tries to explain are…

Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s documentaries are instantly recognizable by their slow, Germanically inflected voice-over, which champions the bleakest of world-views. Here…

Chicago is famous for three things: art, architecture, and gang violence. The Chicago Police Department is trying all sorts things…

Nautilus has an entertaining and well-researched long story about the history of humanity’s attempts to make sense of the huge…

Theoretical computer science is a scientific discipline that is concerned with the kind of problems that computers can solve. A…