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How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive.
How to see yourself in a world where only math is real.
The story of the genetically engineered mouse cosmonaut.
Experience mathematical beauty and symmetry in a multimedia work.
At small scales, gravity seems to blow up—but not if space becomes 1-D.
Vitalism in the age of modern science.
When scale confounds our perceptions, stories can clarify them.
From atoms to brains, bigger isn’t always better.
The surprising power of Neil Sloane’s Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Cosmologist and communicator.
If life off Earth exists it has probably transitioned to machine intelligence.
An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school.
As nature scales, complexity gives way to universal law.
When I heard data from an island had proven humans are still evolving, I had to visit.
In the United States alone more than 120,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, and many will die before their turns come. What if they didn’t have to wait, because doctors could…Read More
I would cut off my right hand if you find it.” That was the guarantee retired Columbia history lecturer Jens Ulff-Møller made that there was no word for “million” in Old English,…Read More
Thirty thousand years ago, a woolly mammoth in Siberia shed a giant virus. It soon became encased in ice and, for tens of thousands of years, the virus slept. As global temperatures warm…Read More
Most neuroscientists believe that the brain learns by rewiring itself—by changing the strength of connections between brain cells, or neurons. But experimental results published last…Read More