Monthly Archives: August 2015

Genius and nonlinear dynamics

(Guest post by Wlodzimierz Klonowski, posted from EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics) Abstract Genius is defined as a person of outstanding mental skills. These skills result from genius’ brain structure and physiology that are determined by genetics. It seems that environment and education may only inhibit development of a genius. Based on a simple model of brain phase space… Read more »

Generations of crime


Crime in the United States peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, and decreased during the following thirty years. What if the reason for this decrease is that fewer teenagers had opportunities to commit their first “debut”crimes? If so, why would that be? And what would that mean? These are some of the questions that Graham… Read more »

Guest editorial: governing the challenges of climate change and energy transition in cities

Cross-posted from Energy, Sustainability and Society, guest editorial by Thomas Hoppe of the University of Twente, and Ellen van Bueren of the Delft University of Technology. Abstract Cities form the key context within which social, economic and environmental challenges for sustainable development will manifest in the years to come. As they face the grand societal challenges of climate change and… Read more »