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Posts From Kevin Shen

The Playful Brain

The Playful Brain

In their book “The Playful Brain: The Surprising Science of how Puzzles Improve Your Mind,” neuroscientist Richard Restak and “puzzle master” Scott Kim lay out the science of improving your brain.

Avoid Boring People

Avoid Boring People

If there is anything Nobel Laureate James D. Watson does not need to worry about, it is boring people. In his autobiography, Avoid Boring People, James D. Watson takes a stab at analyzing his younger days starting from his childhood

Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

Slimy Inspiration for Effective Transportation

Japanese researchers have manipulated a slime mold to model transportation netork design. Kevin Shen explores this interesting and zany idea.

Advances in Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs)

Advances in Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs)

This group of complex molecules has been linked to a number of diseases, including diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.