• The Wild World of Threats

    Animals, including us, evolved to bluster and bluff at their peril.

  • My Out-of-Body Experience

    In a sensory deprivation tank, I lost my body and found myself.

  • Explore

    Plants Fight for Their Lives

    As arable land disappears, a genetic tweak might secure the world’s food supply.

  • Lessons for a Young Scientist

    A masterclass on what science needs now.

  • The Worrisome Rise of NFTs

    An astrobiologist says non-fungible tokens do not bode well for our species’s future.

  • The Attack of Zombie Science

    They look like scientific papers. But they’re distorting and killing science.

  • E.O. Wilson Saw the World in a Wholly New Way

    “Did you like the grenade I tossed in their midst?” the biologist asked me.

  • Readers Love Curious George. I Fell in Love with the Author’s Astronomy Books.

    H.A. Rey recreated star maps with wit, grace, and accuracy.

  • What Makes Group Decisions Go Wrong. And Right.

    Why intellectual laziness doesn’t have to lead to groupthink.