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Random Walk

Big Brains and Parenting
by John M. Allman
You may think your kids are driving you to an early grave, but research by this Caltech biologist has shown that the primary caregiving parent lives longer.

Other Octaves
by Robert B. Leighton
In this excerpt from his oral history, the late professor of physics glissandoes down the spectrum from visible to infrared to millimeter-wave astronomy.

These Ruins are Still Inhabited
by Shirley I. B. Gray
Forty years ago, Muriel Beadle wrote a book about life at Oxford University. Oxford has changed, but the book still resonates.



Faculty File