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How the null hypothesis keeps the hairy hominid alive.
One man’s walk to his own cremation.
Sensory deprivation goes from CIA torture manuals to a yoga studio near you.
“I did not have to believe anything irrational about the universe.”
Moles don’t see, whales can’t smell, and snakes can’t hear a thing.
Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
In the Mist, a film about a Canary Island forest, opens the archives of Earth’s history.
The resurrection of glass sponge reefs proves extinction doesn’t have to be eternal.
My queen was a dud, and her replacement had been murdered.
The physicist on writing, the writer on physics.
From a childhood hallucination to the halls of theoretical physics.
In the 1800s, scientists imagined that life was brought to Earth by a rock that had been knocked off of a distant, life-filled planet. Now, over 100 years later, we are able to test this…Read More
Nautilus’ Ingenious this month, Alan Lightman, is a successful writer and physicist, and one of the very rare people to receive an appointment in both science and humanities at MIT*.…Read More
How many animal species do you think go extinct every year? Last week I conducted a highly unscientific polling of around 20 of my Facebook and Google Chat contacts, asking that same question.…Read More
The last time my cousin Houman traveled to Lake Urmia was 10 years ago. He and four of his friends piled into his car and drove for roughly 12 hours, snaking west from the capital of Tehran.…Read More