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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
By Henry Marsh, from Admissions, a memoir about his life as a neurosurgeon. The book was published in October by St. Martin’s Press. Marsh is the author of Do No Harm.
And how the brain is like a colony of ants
Ashok Rajamani would like to show you what happens when 100 billion neurons are suddenly overwhelmed by bursting blood vessels. In June 2000, at the age of twenty-five, Rajamani is…
Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you
From Plato to Penrose, the music is the message
Resisting the tyranny of the brain
Under the microscope, disease and life unfurl
A trip across America with Einstein