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How to see yourself in a world where only math is real.
A bird’s-eye view on life and the universe.
To John Archibald Wheeler, the race to explain time was personal.
We bend time to make our world make sense.
We think of our future selves as strangers.
Are we willing to speed our lives up indefinitely?
If the constitution of nature itself were changing in time, how would you know?
Keeping Father Time at bay is more than a question of chemistry.
A search for humankind’s mark on the Earth.
Literature and science, working together to travel through time.
Lee Smolin argues that time is more fundamental than physical laws.
A composer details how music works its magic on our brains.
DNA studies topple the ladder of complexity.
Past and future may not be what they seem.
Around the world, people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. One area this is most visible is in the number of centenarians, or people living to the age of 100. In 1840,…Read More
Adam Magyar’s gone viral. His recent series Stainless, in which video recordings of subway platforms are played out in super-slow-motion, has been rippling across the web. Magyar first…Read More
In Gallery 919, in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, there is a giant breathing machine. Its creator, William Kentridge, calls it “the elephant,” after Charles Dickens’s description…Read More
Humans have long had a desire to capture the now—to freeze the current moment to look back on after it has left us. We painted, wrote things down, developed photography and storage systems,…Read More