Who Said Science and Art Were Two Cultures?
Revisiting C.P. Snow’s infamous thesis.
One of the Most Egregious Ripoffs in the History of Science
A new history of the race to decipher DNA reveals Shakespearean plots of scheming.
What Made Early Humans Smart
Walking upright made our ancestors easy prey. It also made them get smart.
What Makes Music Universal
Music brings us together to show us how different we are.
Literature Should Be Taught Like Science
This renegade professor says literature is a machine that accelerates the human brain.
Outwitting the Grim Reaper
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.
These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters
Enjoy the 2020 winners of a natural photography competition.
The Importance of Face Masks and the Tragedy of Downplaying Them
An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.
Your Brain in Love
Anthropologist Helen Fisher tells us what the biology of love is.
The Things We Can’t Control Are Beautiful
How Maria Konnikova found enlightenment at the poker table.