Empathy, morality, community, culture—apes can have it all!
The farther out we peer into the universe, the punier our home planet seems.
What makes us quintessentially human? Fashion!
War, murder, music, art. We would have none without metaphor.
Welcome to the future, where people read no more.
Our insignificance, and significance, on a cosmic scale
As bodies meld with machines, are we leaving ourselves behind?
You choose what makes humans unique!
Help steer where the magazine goes by sharing your feedback and ideas.
The variability in how people smell has a lot to do with their genetics.
Nautilus readers delve further into the idea that metaphors make us human.
A sampling of the most lively discussions from Nautilus’ first month.
Profile subject Neil Harbisson is coming to Twitter to talk about merging with technology.
Nautilus readers vote on what they think makes humans special.
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