A metaphor for science.
The story that launched generations of scientists
What looks like the golden ratio is sometimes just fool.
We make sense of the world through stories—a deep need rooted in our brains.
Nautilus’ Ingenious this month, Alan Lightman, is a successful writer and physicist, and the only person to ever receive an appointment in both science and humanities at MIT. He did his…Read More
How many animal species do you think go extinct every year? Last week I conducted a highly unscientific polling of around 20 of my Facebook and Google Chat contacts, asking that same question.…Read More
The last time my cousin Houman traveled to Lake Urmia was 10 years ago. He and four of his friends piled into his car and drove for roughly 12 hours, snaking west from the capital of Tehran.…Read More
Over the past few decades, autism and Asperger syndrome have become prominent in the public consciousness, and that prominence has been reflected in popular art and entertainment. Autism,…Read More