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Take our quiz on nature’s mutant offspring.
Scientists have seen the future and it is “grolar bears.”
Like a set of common chords, the same math appears in diverse fields of physics.
Particle accelerators can make you healthy and wealthy.
Neutrinos can flit between states effortlessly, hinting at deep new physics.
Experiments in evolution are exploring what would happen if we rewound the tape of life.
The success of the Mormon religion is a study in social adaptation.
This maverick forerunner of artificial life and animation remains largely unknown.
Paleontologist Neil Shubin explains how he charts evolution in the human body.
I was puzzled by the artist’s photographs of my home in the Amazon—then I looked again.
One of my favorite pastimes while traveling is watching birds. Not rare birds, mind you, but common ones: local variations on universal themes of sparrow and chickadee, crow and mockingbird.…Read More
After a fatal series of errors and malfunctions in the early morning of April 26, 1986, the core of the Chernobyl nuclear facility melted down and then exploded, killing 31 workers at the…Read More
This is the final installment of a five-part series. First read Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 to get caught up. Correction: The text about tests that can be done 10 weeks into pregnancy…Read More
This is the fourth installment of a five-part series. First read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to get caught up; then go on to Part 5.Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, cartooning teacher,…Read More