Discover June 2016

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Einstein’s creative thinking rewrote the rulebook for the universe. Take a closer look at some of his most mind-boggling thought experiments. Psychologist Robert Hare has come face-to-face with the most notorious criminals. Join him on a journey through the mind of a psychopath.

The San Francisco Bay Area is the stage for another high-tech battle, but it’s not between web-based startups. You’ll see how the gene-editing technique Crispr-Cas9 is sparking rivalries and empowering DIY users in Silicon Valley. The hunt for gravitational waves is headed underground, and the best is yet to come for string theory. There’s a lot more science to stimulate your curiosity in the June issue of Discover.

All in Einstein's Head
by Andy Berger
How Einstein’s creative thinking led to a new rulebook for the universe.

Amateur Astrophotographers Capture the Cosmos
by Ernie Mastroianni
With just time, talent and their own gear, citizen astrophotographers create brilliant and innovative images.
The Revolution Will Be Edited
by Jeff Wheelwright
In the San Francisco Bay Area, from global corporations to kids, everyone is embracing the breakthrough gene-editing technology CRISPR.
Into the Mind of a Psychopath
by Danielle Egan
Fifty years ago, his chilling experiences as a prison psychologist led Robert Hare on a lifelong quest to understand one of humanity’s most fascinating — and dangerous — disorders.
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