links for 2007-11-13
He regarded novel writing as a heroic enterprise undertaken by heroic characters with egos to match. He’s an ambitious writer of his era, seeing himself in competition not just with his contemporaries but with the likes of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
Dr. Couzin is working with cancer biologists to discover the rules by which cancer cells work together to build tumors or migrate through tissues. Even brain cells may follow the same rules for collective behavior seen in locusts or fish.
South Korea now has its first astronaut, picked from 36,000 hopefuls who entered a competition. A 30-year-old research scientist, Ko San, due to fly with two Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station in 2008.