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Today’s catch

Every morning I go fishing in the arXiv. Or at least that’s the way I’ve been thinking about this daily ritual: I cast my net over the waters and look to see what strange and wonderful creatures I’ve brought up … Continue reading

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Old Man River

Luna B. Leopold, the foremost American student of rivers and the landscapes they create, died February 23 at age 90. I never met him, but I’ve been a follower and a fan of his work, which I first encountered in … Continue reading

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Rediscovering America

In today’s New York Times (registration required), Gina Kolata writes on rediscoveries and reinventions in the sciences. Her essay is based in part on the experience of Rakesh V. Vohra of Northwestern University, who has discovered that one of his … Continue reading

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