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The Sciences

Inside the April 2014 Issue of Discover magazine



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Waukesha, WI – The April 2014 issue of Discover pays tribute to a tradition from the ’90s, when the magazine ran annual April Fool’s faux science stories. In other, less foolish news, this month’s Discover also examines how Freud’s insights into the study of the mind might aid our understanding of the brain, showcases art created by equations and rides along with a wilderness physician.

Cover Story: The Second Coming of Freud Page 54, by Kat McGowan At odds for decades, disparate fields of brain study—objective neuroscience and subjective psychoanalysis—are finding common ground. Learn how neuroscientists are resurrecting Sigmund Freud’s most defining insights.

Visions of Math Page 32, by Julie Rehmeyer Forget paints or pastels: Elegant equations and gorgeous geometry are the media of choice for these calculating artists.

First Light Page 38, by Steve Nadis Astrophysicist Avi Loeb searches for our universe’s earliest gas clouds, galaxies and stars to tell the scientific version of Genesis.

On Call in the Wild Page 46, by Erik Vance Expedition physician Matt Lewin is on the front line of science, practicing sometimes MacGyver-esque field medicine and making a few discoveries of his own.

The Best (And Worst) Scientific Hoaxes Page 74, by Jonathon Keats To celebrate April Fool’s Day, Discover compiles a list of 20 things you didn’t know about scientific hoaxes. Don’t believe everything you read! One of these 20 items is a hoax.

The magazine is available on newsstands and online March 11. To schedule an interview or request a press copy, please contact Allie Curry at 646-695-7042

About Discover magazine:

Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us. Spectacular photography and refreshingly understandable stories on complex subjects connect everyday people with the greatest ideas and minds in science. Visit Discover online, Facebook and Twitter. Discover magazine. Expand your mind.

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