How the oceans affect our climate

At one point in the movie Jurassic Park, a mathematician dribbles water across the back of the heroine’s hand, demonstrating the chaos theory: Any little bump on her hand would cause the water to flow in a new direction. So, he explained, small things could disrupt the flow of events. Scientists understand the truth of…

How to be a little smarter than you are now

BY TONY VELOCCI For centuries people with extraordinary intellect have demonstrated an amazing ability to invent, to explain the seemingly inexplicable, and to conceptualize ideas that have had a profound impact on society. Meanwhile the rest of us have looked on in awe, wondering. How did he or she do that? What does it take…