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The open nature of the science of classification virtually guarantees fights.
How industrial agriculture stole sex from our most important fresh fruit crop.
A MacArthur “genius grant” winner writes a new lunar origin story.
To John Archibald Wheeler, the race to explain time was personal.
How commodified animals die.
Bewilderment is the antidote to scientific reductionism.
Food color does more than guide us—it changes the experience of taste.
Our algorithm said a courtesy driver should have won the Nobel Prize.
How the biggest farming practice you’ve never heard of is changing your food.
Why isn’t India doing more to protect its rare evolutionary record?
A new psychology of control.
The story of the world’s most-wanted cybercriminal.
Science predicts only the predictable, ignoring most of our chaotic universe.
A surprising new result catches the attention of the neuroscience community.
As a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be…Read More
I recently heard an echo of Albert Einstein’s religious views in the words of Elon Musk. Asked, at the close of a conversation with Axios, whether he believed in God, the CEO of both…Read More
Around the world, people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. One area this is most visible is in the number of centenarians, or people living to the age of 100. In 1840,…Read More
Nothing is moving in the foundations of physics. One experiment after the other is returning null results: No new particles, no new dimensions, no new symmetries. Sure, there are…Read More