Welcome to Nautilus. We are delighted you joined us. We are here to tell you about science and its endless connections to our lives. Each month we choose a single topic. And each Thursday we publish a new chapter on that topic online. Each issue combines the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world’s leading thinkers and writers. We follow the story wherever it leads us. Read our essays, investigative reports, and blogs. Fiction, too. Take in our games, videos, and graphic stories. Stop in for a minute, or an hour. Nautilus lets science spill over its usual borders. We are science, connected.


Nicholas White
NautilusNext CEO
John Steele
Publisher and Editorial Director
Kevin Berger
Liz Greene
Managing Editor
Brian Gallagher 
Associate Editor


David Agus
Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southern California
Bob Bazell
Adjunct Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale
Christina Beck
Head of Science & Corporate Communications, The Max Planck Society
Sean Carroll
Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology
Jennifer Dunne
Professor and V.P. for Science, Santa Fe Institute
Josh Empson
Managing Director, Providence Equity Partners
Bran Ferren
Co-Chairman, Applied Minds
Stuart Firestein
Chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Jessica Flack
Professor and Director, Collective Computation Group, Santa Fe Institute
Peter Galison
Pellegrino University Professor in History of Science and Physics at Harvard University
Thomas Campbell Jackson
Venture Partner, Easton Capital Investment Group
Beth Jacobs
Managing Partner, Excellentia Global Partners
David Kaiser
Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science, MIT
Lisa Kaltenegger
Associate Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University and the Director of the Carl Sagan Institute
David Krakauer
President, Santa Fe Institute
Ben Lamm
Founder and CEO of HyperGiant
Barnaby Marsh
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
Gayil Nalls
Artist, Philosopher, and Writer
Elisa New
Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard
Gerry Ohrstrom
Private investor and producer. Former Chairman G.L. Ohrstrom & Co and the Ohrstrom Foundation
Jerry Sabloff
External Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute
Paula Sabloff
External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Caleb Scharf
Director of Astrobiology, Columbia University
David Evans Shaw
Philanthropist and Managing Partner of Black Point Group
Ian Tattersall
Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History
Geoffrey West
Distinguished Professor and Past President, Santa Fe Institute
Carlie Wiener
Director of Communications & Engagement Strategy, Schmidt Ocean Institute

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