Amanda Gefter

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    What Science Forgets

    Human experience must be factored into science. The authors of a new manifesto argue why.

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    Tesla’s Pigeon

    An inventor, a bird, and a plan to connect all the minds in the world.

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    What Plants Are Saying About Us

    Your brain is not the root of cognition.

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    The Inflated Debate Over Cosmic Inflation

    Why the majority of physicists are on one side of a recent exchange of letters.

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    When Einstein Tilted at Windmills

    The young physicist’s quest to prove the theories of Ernst Mach.

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    Quantum Mechanics Is Putting Human Identity on Trial

    If our particles have no identity, how can we?

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    The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic

    Walter Pitts rose from the streets to MIT, but couldn’t escape himself.

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    The Bridge From Nowhere

    How is it possible to get something from nothing?

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    Haunted by His Brother, He Revolutionized Physics

    To John Archibald Wheeler, the race to explain time was personal.