April 2, 2018

Charles Darwin was born into a wealthy family, in Shrewbury, Western England. Ever since he was young, he had a strong interest in nature and fond of fishing, riding, hunting, and gathering insects. His father’s (a physician) disencouragement about his interests pushed...

March 26, 2018

Nobel-Prize Winning Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, who solved the mystery of memory through his work  (1929- present)

Eric Richard Kandel was born on November 7, 1929, in Vienna, Austria, where his parents met and married. His mother was from an educated Jewish middle-clas...

March 19, 2018

Actress Felicity Jones (left) poses with the real Stephen Hawking (center) and actor Eddie Redmayne (right).

Hawking was born in Oxford, England, in January 8, 1942. His father, Frank Hawking, was a research biologist. Even though Hawking was first majoring in Mathemati...

February 25, 2018


John Rinn was far from a valedictorian at his high school graduation. He had attended four schools in four years, only graduating at his mother’s promise of a car. Back then, skateboarding and snowboarding were the front and center of his life –he only went to college...

February 18, 2018


Elizabeth Blackburn, the Australian-American, Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist (1948-present)

This blog post features the shortened work of Mosaic, a new digital publication that tells “stories about the science you care about in the changing world”. Their articl...

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