Walter Isaacson

May. 23, 2014

Why Science and the Humanities Are Better Together

Biographer Walter Isaacson explains why the future belongs to those who can merge the arts and the sciences.

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Nov. 11, 2011

‘Steve Jobs’: Profiling An Ingenious Perfectionist

Walter Isaacson discusses ‘Steve Jobs,’ the biography he wrote at the Apple leader’s request.

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Jul. 06, 2007

New Biography Focuses On Einstein's Creativity

Why does Einstein, who died more than 50 years ago, continue to fascinate us?

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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