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Every 29 years, their light proves disastrous.
The meaning of light through history in science, religion, philosophy, and culture.
Bringing the universe home.
Shining a light on the spark that separates man from beast.
In unseen worlds, science invariably crosses paths with fantasy.
One astronomer has taken to U.S. National Parks to rekindle an old romance.
How three groups are competing to make the first extremely large telescope.
Bees might hold the secret to a new kind of nighttime navigation.
His curious discovery, 200 years ago, foresaw our expanding universe.
How light therapy can treat disorders from depression to Alzheimer’s disease.
See through the eyes of cats, birds, fish, and snakes.
Bill Jacobs lights the way to better tuberculosis drugs.
How ancient astronomy sowed the seeds for science and math.
“Astronomy is almost nothing but the story of light.”
The Spring 2014 Quarterly has awakened.
In West Africa, a model for worldwide conservation takes root.
Sylvia Earle addresses the state of our seas.
If you look to the darkening sky after the end of a long summer day, you might see tendril-like clouds with a blueish tinge that hang at the edge of space. They appear when conditions are…Read More
The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads,…Read More
It was an image in a book of a sparkly blue fish—a West Indian Ocean coelacanth—that inspired German painter Franziska Schenk to begin a project that would occupy much of her adult…Read More
For centuries, people have been reporting mysterious lights along the ground and in the sky soon before an earthquake hits. But it wasn’t until 1966 that there was some solid evidence…Read More