When Will Fusion Energy Light Our Homes?
One question for Thomas Nicholas, a computational plasma physicist and former fusion researcher who now studies climate science at Columbia University.
Encouraging Conservation Through Communication
Two Jackson Wild fellows on what we can learn from the birds.
Mobile Genes From the Mother Shape the Baby’s Microbiome
Tiny genetic sequences in a mother’s bacteria seem to hop into the infant’s bacteria, perhaps ensuring a healthy microbiome later in life.
The Ecological Catastrophe You’ve Never Heard Of
In 12 minutes, a landslide, tsunami, and flood devastated a valley in Canada.
Should People Live on the Moon?
One question for Joseph Silk, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University.
Will We Know Alien Life When We See It?
The defining problem in the search for ET.
The Brain Uses Calculus to Control Fast Movements
Researchers discover that to sharpen its control over precise maneuvers, the brain uses comparisons between control signals—not the signals themselves.
The Remarkable Emptiness of Existence
Early scientists didn’t know it, but we do now: The void in the universe is alive.
How Is TikTok Affecting Mental Health?
One question for J.D. Haltigan, an assistant professor of child and youth mental health at the University of Toronto.
Yes, Your Loud Neighbors Are Driving You Bonkers
Why are we so sensitive to residential noise?