Frontiers - Nature

  • August 2008

    Picking Up Pieces of the Puzzle

    Cosmologist Mark Devlin builds a telescope that floats to the edge of space.

    Cosmologist Ma

  • August 2008

    Expanding Horizons

    Physicist Mark Trodden explores the ways in which unknown forces are manipulating the universe.

    Star-gazers take note: Your favorite nighttime guides are on an increasingly rapid retreat.

  • May 2008

    Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of Social Mind

    Biologist Dorothy Cheney and psychologist Robert Seyfarth explore the intelligence underlying baboons' social organization.

    In 1992, biology professor Dorothy Cheney and psychology professor Robert Seyfarth set up camp on the savanna of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve.

  • May 2008

    Beautiful Mind

    Undergraduate Rebecca Sternschein traces the brain circuitry of art appreciation.

    Humans had been making art long before they started recording the history of the race.

  • February 2008

    Reading the Forest

    "When I was 10 years old, I started rearing butterflies from caterpillars

  • January 2008

    Spreading Their Wings

    Undergraduate Research in the School of Arts and Sciences

  • November 2007

    Into the Wild

    Late in the 19th century, Adirondack Park was established as a "forever wild

  • November 2007

    The Sound of Faith

    Ethnomusicologist writes about the power of faith in the life of music and the power of music in the life of faith.

    Assistant professor of music

  • November 2007

    Published in Science at 19

    Boris Zinshteyn, C'09, was a science fair champ in high school, but his ma

  • April 2006

    Unpacking the Baggage

    Sorting out nature and nurture

    With a population of 8,195, the town of Oberlin, Ohio, is hardly a booming metropolis. But according to Sara Jaffee, an assistant professor of psychology who grew up there, its smallness is deceptive. Walk into a public school, and it feels like you’re in a city. “It’s surprisingly diverse,” she says.