Moving Beyond Mimicry in Artificial Intelligence
What makes pre-trained AI models so impressive—and potentially harmful.
Feeling Stressed? Read a Poem
The flow of a good poem can synchronize your heart and breath.
How Do We Get People Who Believe in Pseudoscience to Trust Science?
It’s time to ask a scientist.
What Oceanographers Can Learn From Their Animal Colleagues
When you need good data in rough seas, send in the elephant seals.
Gravitational Waves Continue to Astound
Seven years after their discovery, the ripples in spacetime have opened new windows on the universe’s deepest secrets.
The Secrets of the Blind Salamander
These creatures of the dark are a remarkable study in evolution and longevity.
Mysteries Are to Be Embraced, But Also to Be Solved
Science doesn’t rob the world of wonder. It amplifies it.
Unlocking Mom’s Brain
Maternal care offers a window on our social instincts.
The Race to Explore the Ocean’s Twilight Zone
As marine scientists strive to understand the mysteries of the deep, the miners are moving in.
Were It Not for Cosmic Good Fortune, We Wouldn’t Be Here
Why Earth wasn’t swept into the dustbin of space.
Portrait of the Human as a Young Hominin
How the world looked when we were Australopithecus.