Building an Insect Brain
by Kai Zinn
Human and insect brains have more in common than you might think. Studying how the insect central nervous system is put together may teach us how our own brains get wired up.
The Northridge Earthquake and the "Earthquake Deficit"
by Egill Hauksson
A geophysical look at the Northridge earthquake, and why seismologists are warning Los Angeles that there are probably more earthquakes in store over the next few years.
The Accidental Entrepreneur
by Gordon E. Moore
One of Silicon Valley's pioneers (and chair of Caltech's board of trustees) describes how he fell into starting companies and how he learned on the job how to run them.
Roger W. Sperry, 1904-1994
Friends and colleagues eulogize the Nobel laureate, known for his work on the functional specialization of the two hemispheres of the brain—among other things.
Books: Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip Thorne; No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman by Christopher Sykes