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How Big Can Life Get?

An illustrated trip from smallest to biggest.

The Perfect Wave Is Coming

Surfers have dreamt it—now engineers are delivering.

Bacteria Are Masters of Tai Chi

The remarkable science that helped me understand what it means to be a physicist.

To Understand Your Past, Look to Your Future

An alternative to the Newtonian worldview promises to help explain quantum weirdness.

Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology

Nanoscale thermal physics guarantees our decline, no matter how many diseases we cure.

How to Survive Doomsday

The high technology that could help us live through the sun’s inevitable transformation.