A juxtaposition of science and life, in the editor’s note from Print Issue 47.
Can AI Help Us Be Better People?
One question for Jon Rueda, a doctoral student in moral philosophy at the University of Granada.
The Iceberg Cowboys Who Wrangle the Purest Water on Earth
My journey to meet the people herding frozen leviathans on the maritime frontier.
ChatGPT Is a Mirror of Our Times
What language AIs make up for in efficiency they lack in humanity.
What Is Our Universe Expanding Into?
One question for Paul Sutter, a theoretical cosmologist at Stony Brook University.
Why Reading Your Doctor’s Notes Can Be Painful
A physician diagnoses the problem with medical notes—with a prescription for change.
Mother Nature’s 7 Lessons for a Safer World
The best defense can be learned from the evolution of the animal immune system.
The Vanishing Animals of Hispaniola
An inside look at efforts to save rare and endangered species in the Dominican Republic.
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.