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What Really Inflamed the Coronavirus Epidemic

Censorship didn’t worsen the deadly virus outbreak. Incompetence did.

Why Doesn’t Everybody Have Dark Skin Today?

Questions and answers about the science of skin color.

Never Say Wolf

How taboo language turned the wolf into a monster.

How Geology Can Ease Your Mind

Take comfort that we live on a very old, durable planet.

Why Astrology Matters

Seeing meaning in the stars is a vital part of the scientific story.

We Are All Ancient Mapmakers

Why we still see the world like the mathematician and poet who first mapped it.

Galactic Settlement and the Fermi Paradox

The results of galactic colonization models are a mixed bag for SETI optimists.

How Inequality Imperils Cooperation

A game theorist breaks down the effects of inequality.