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A neuroscientist confronts his anguish over experimenting on animals.
Gyandromorphs overturn traditional theories of sexual development.
Purebreds don’t satisfy the biological definition of a species.
You make choices even if your atoms don’t.
When a hypothesis is neither true nor false.
Plants and animals have reproduced without sex for eons. So why did nature bother?
Here’s one way to rid society of “fake news”—abandon the term altogether.That’s what a U.K. committee recommended that Parliament do last fall. It argued that the concept has…Read More
We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another. It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the end of an extended road trip, driving…Read More
One of my favorite words is lox,” says Gregory Guy, a professor of linguistics at New York University. There is hardly a more quintessential New York food than a lox bagel—a century-old…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.The galactic center shines too brightly, like the glow of a metropolis at night where maps show only a town. To mend…Read More