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Two esteemed astrophysicists peer into the future of space exploration.
More than 1,700 stars could have seen Earth in the past 5,000 years.
There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.
It’s time to retire the hierarchical classification of living things.
The fig is an ecological marvel. Although you may never want to eat one again.
A botanist is introduced to escapees from the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
What the scientist who has studied the iconic sea creature for 45 years now sees.
Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.
Roger Payne sparked the anti-whaling movement. He’s not done yet.
In her bedroom during WWII, she discovered how the nervous system is wired.
His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.
What if the first woman scientist was simply the first woman?
Science expressed only in terms of what happens is getting in the way of progress.
Hard times in fundamental physics got you down? Let’s talk excitons.
Julian Barbour’s ideas about time and the universe have always roamed free of academia.
By now everybody’s heard about the terrible treatment that pigs and chickens get in factory farms. For many, the solution seems obvious: eat less meat. But let’s look at that solution…Read More
All we are is dust in the wind, man. The same goes for the planets and asteroids and comets. Starting from our dusty beginnings, gravity and a mess of other forces conspired to build our…Read More
It doesn’t feel right to see a toddler walking down the street by themselves. Toddlers don’t just go rogue, and if they do they are quickly chased down by a parent or grandparent or…Read More
On a bright March morning as wildlife photographer Oriol Alamany tucked into breakfast on the island of Socotra, an Egyptian vulture landed on a nearby rock. Caught without proper equipment,…Read More