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  • Twilight of the Nautilus

    What the scientist who has studied the iconic sea creature for 45 years now sees.

  • Life Always Wins. Follow Me

    A botanist is introduced to escapees from the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.

  • The Incredible Fig

    The fig is an ecological marvel. Although you may never want to eat one again.

  • Plants Feel Pain and Might Even See

    It’s time to retire the hierarchical classification of living things.

  • A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life

    There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.

  • Where Aliens Could Be Watching Us

    More than 1,700 stars could have seen Earth in the past 5,000 years.

  • If Aliens Exist, Here’s How We’ll Find Them

    Two esteemed astrophysicists peer into the future of space exploration.

  • We Are Beast Machines

    We understand conscious experiences only in light of our nature as living creatures.

  • The Trouble with Brain Scans

    An aspiring cognitive scientist faces the sketchy truth about fMRI.

  • That Is Not How Your Brain Works

    Forget these scientific myths to better understand your brain and yourself.