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Why the next geological epoch should be named for when we tapped the sun’s energy.
In the fight against insects, plants have evolved an arsenal of ingenious chemical defenses.
How mushrooms could solve colony collapse disorder.
How a steady diet of fertilizers has turned crops into couch potatoes.
An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.
I’m one of the lucky ones. The onset of this pandemic has put a strain on the sanity of many people forced to isolate themselves from friends and family. If you live alone, or with roommates…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine‘s Abstractions blog.The 61st International Mathematical Olympiad, or IMO, began yesterday. It may go down in history for at least two reasons:…Read More
Manipulative communication surrounds us. With misinformation and disinformation about the pandemic, “cheap” and “deep” fakes of elected officials, and targeted ads and emotionally…Read More
The Nazis called Jews rats and lice. White plantation owners called their Black slaves soulless animals. Pundits in Myanmar call Rohingya Muslims beasts, dogs, and maggots. Dehumanizing…Read More