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Elon Musk wants to engineer Mars’ atmosphere. Can he?
We predicted cell phones, but not women in the workplace.
How five anomalous events at two neutrino experiments provide evidence for supersymmetry.
What finance will look like when it is controlled by machines.
Literature’s evolution has reflected and spurred the growing complexity of society.
When zoologists tried to change the words for bat and shrew, the Führer was not amused.
Can you remember the time when you first felt awe, that feeling of being in the presence of something immense and mind-blowing? The natural world—with its domineering mountains, colossal…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Hoping to gain insight into domains of nature that lie beyond experimental reach—the interiors of black holes, the…Read More
What does the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way look like? Early next year, we might find out. The Event Horizon Telescope—really a virtual telescope with an effective…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine‘s Abstractions blog.The first time I heard a mathematician use the phrase, I was sure he’d misspoken. We were on the phone, talking…Read More