How do we recognize a good scientist?

Forcing research to fit the mould of high-impact journals weakens it. Hiring decisions should be based on merit, not impact factor, says Reinhard Werner.

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See http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs.pdf

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The 2014 Fields Medal

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Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal. She is the first woman to ever win the Fields Medal. Congratulations on Iranian and women!

Randomness of the mind!

Is our mind a random number generator? Select a number between 1 to 100; what is your answer: 31, 88, . . .? The question is: does our brain work based on a deterministic algorithm to choose a number or it chooses just by random? Could, for instance, your mood and temperature effect your respond?

Besides numbers, it is hold for colours too. How would you tint a 16 X 30 texture of tiles if you were able to pick every colour you like? The bekow portrait is mine, the result of the randomness of my mind!

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