The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Evolution of Freud
He began his long and transcendent career in a nondescript laboratory on the Adriatic Sea, dissecting eels. He examined hundreds of the animals, working long hours amid stench and slime, peering through a microscope at countless tissue samples, in search of an organ that had eluded earlier anatomists — testicles. “Since eels do not keep diaries,” the investigator, 19-year-old Sigmund Freud, wrote to a friend in the spring of 1876, the only way to determine gender was to cut and slice, “but in vain, all the eels which I cut open are of the fairer sex”. He ended the letter by sketching an eel, swimming through the text,its face fixed with a slight, Mona Lisa smile. ...  | Read.. 
An eye on the brain
Computers are adept at tasks involving speed and precision such as solving equations, but they could learn a thing or two from the energy efficient human brain. That is the premise behind the work of Kwabena Boahen, a Stanford University scientist who is reverse-engineering portions of the human nervous system, beginning with the relatively simple retina, and applying its lessons to the next ...  | Read.. 
Evolution of Freud
Bullied kids
Rain impact
Anthrax enemy
Galactic cradle
Cyber purchase
Is HIV the culprit'
Eradicating AIDS
Nuclear nervousness
There is no industry in India where science, technology, defence, the environment, politics and patriotism are more closely mixed than in nuclear power. Yet at the last count there were over 30 other countries in the world where nuclear plants provid ...  | Read.. 
Speed check
Computer coach
The lady killer
Kim Kachmann-Geltz did everything right. She ran five miles a day, ate wheat toast and oatmeal, stayed slim, never smoked. Her blood pressure was perfect. Her genes, she thought, were good: Her great-grandmother had lived to 102. ...  | Read.. 
A cup of good health
Herbal bullet
So are you really fit for the job'
Mental illness writers had industry ties
Climate linked to high BP
Yogurt kills ulcer bug
Girls better at timed tests
QED: Check Brain drain
Indian students in US universities fared better in the sciences and maths, particularly problem solving and analytical thinking, than their US counterparts, according to a recent survey conducted at American universities. ...  | Read.. 
Recommended: A new focus on Galileo’s career
Mario Biagioli
University of press Chicago; $ 35.00
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