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A metaphor for science.
The story that launched generations of scientists
What looks like the golden ratio is sometimes just fool’s gold.
We’re all stories in the end. — “The Big Bang,” Doctor Who In 2003, author James Frey published a bestselling autobiographical memoir, A Million Little Pieces, purportedly detailing…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.The tree of life just got another major branch. Researchers recently found a certain rare and mysterious microbe…Read More
Life outside Earth has its own Hobbesian description: isolated, confined, and extreme—or I.C.E. “Space is the quintessential ICE environment,” according to a 2018 paper, published…Read More
As a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be…Read More