Author: Karen

Once a helioseismology researcher, once a professional singer, once a neuroscience lab tech, and always a cheesehead.

Stringing Up String Theory

Stringing Up String Theory

Mathematician Peter Woit explains why string theory is worse than wrong.

By Karen Schrock | Posted December 28, 2006

More Than Auditory Cheesecake

More Than Auditory Cheesecake

Daniel Levitin’s new book explores the science behind humanity’s love affair with music.

By Karen Schrock | Posted November 22, 2006

Is it possible to die of a broken heart?

Is it possible to die of a broken heart?

–asks Anonymous from Glendale, CA.

By Karen Schrock | Posted August 4, 2006

Twenty Questions, Ten Million Synapses

Twenty Questions, Ten Million Synapses

Forget chess — this AI has mastered a classic parlor game.

By Karen Schrock | Posted July 28, 2006

Physics on the Brink

Physics on the Brink

The much-anticipated Large Hadron Collider has physicists on the edge of their seats.

By Karen Schrock | Posted July 24, 2006

For the Sake of Sediment

For the Sake of Sediment

A day in the life of Roger D. Flood, marine geologist.

By Karen Schrock | Posted July 11, 2006

Scienceline is Born!

Scienceline is Born!

Welcome.

By Karen Schrock | Posted