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Sarah Lewin

Sarah Lewin

Sarah Lewin enjoys explaining things. She recently graduated from Brown University with an A.B. in mathematics. Her achievements, aside from winning a Pokemon tournament in second grade, center generally around explaining math and science with WGBH’s NOVA, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Vector research blog as well as through assorted freelance work. Look her up at Sarah Explains.

July 31, 2014

If you want people to conserve, you’re going to have to convince…me

June 13, 2014

The Turing test doesn’t measure a computer’s intelligence, but it does say something about its usefulness — here’s how.

April 25, 2014

Ernie Lewis uses MAGIC to help predict climate change

April 17, 2014

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable

February 26, 2014

How to find, characterize and understand planets from light years away

February 21, 2014

What are we really seeing when we look at photos of planets and stars?

January 19, 2014

'Walking trees' guard the shores of Florida and thrive in the salty water

December 16, 2013

NASA has a long history of repurposing old missions that finished or went wrong and ending up with great science

December 2, 2013

Scientists wonder what's in store as sun activity lingers at lowest in over a century

November 27, 2013

Tiny ice ball meets giant fireball

October 17, 2013

New twist on microscopic technique lets users feel the forces pressing in on particles


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