### How maths can help explain the workings of our brain

Given that advanced mathematical training is critical for helping to solve some of the most challenging questions about the brain works, why are there so few mathematical neuroscientists?

Given that advanced mathematical training is critical for helping to solve some of the most challenging questions about the brain works, why are there so few mathematical neuroscientists?

Aug 21, 2015
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Mathematics

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What is the mathematical structure of the natural world?

Aug 20, 2015
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Ecology

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As humans have evolved, so has our capacity to think rationally and use resources wisely - right? Not necessarily. According to Cornell research, careful, deliberate decision-making is in constant competition with the more ...

Aug 12, 2015
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Mathematics

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A core concern for any structural material is maintaining a prolonged, effective service life. Notably, critical metal alloy failures typically initiate beyond the naked eye, where intergranular (between the grains) oxidation ...

Aug 07, 2015
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Materials Science

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Why do some planets, like Saturn or Jupiter, have rings, while others, like Earth or Mars, do not? It turns out that "size does not matter"—gas giants like Saturn are not the only bodies that can possess rings; even tiny ...

Aug 07, 2015
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Space Exploration

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Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how to generate magnetism in metals that aren't naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.

Aug 05, 2015
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General Physics

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Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to UBC research.

Jul 28, 2015
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Social Sciences

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Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation—as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.

Jul 16, 2015
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Biotechnology

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While teaching a class on coarse-graining methods in physics, James O'Dwyer realized that the technique could be used to understand how microbes evolve over time. The results, published in PNAS, reveal microbial family trees ...

Jul 15, 2015
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Ecology

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Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more fashionable.

Jul 14, 2015
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Computer Sciences

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