The Origins of the Discoverer of Memory
Via the Loom, Carl Zimmer's profile of Eric Kandel for the New York Academy of Sciences.
But really? The major discovery for me is that the NYAS runs a podcast series that includes some selection of their presentations. In addition to having Kandel's recent lecture up, they also have a presentation by VS Ramachandran on his theories about art and synaesthesia, Oliver Sacks, and other interesting people/topics. I'll definitely be queueing that up for a metaphorical rainy day (not literal, since it is in fact raining RIGHT NOW and yet I don't intend to listen to them today).