The Largest Cells on Earth
Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.
You Can’t Dissect a Virtual Cadaver
What is lost when we lose in-person learning.
Why People Feel Like Victims
Getting to the core of today’s social acrimony.
How Maxwell’s Demon Continues to Startle Scientists
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog. The universe bets on disorder. Imagine, for example, dropping a thimbleful of red dye into a swimming pool. All of those dye molecules are going to slowly spread throughout the water. Physicists quantify this tendency to spread by counting the number of possible ways the dye molecules […]
How Surprising Connections Can Save the Ocean
Marine biologist Heather Koldewey on conservation, seahorses, and cross-discipline work.
Our Most Effective Weapon Is Imagination
Why science changes everything.
What Makes Music Universal
Music brings us together to show us how different we are.
A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life
There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.
The Botanist Who Defied Stalin
His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.
The Mother of All Accidents
Odds are, if an asteroid hadn’t crashed into Earth, we wouldn’t be here.