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The remarkable science that helped me understand what it means to be a physicist.
Robert Paine showed us the surprising importance of predators.
We tend to be cooperative—unless we think too much.
The closest I ever got to flying with the birds was on the ground.
It’s no fairy tale—factory farms and air travel form a viral expressway to pandemics.
Why isn’t India doing more to protect its rare evolutionary record?
Funding, incentives, and skepticism of theory make some scientists play it safe.
The surprising performance and physics of the fish kick.
Surfers have dreamt it—now engineers are delivering.
Vulcan shows us science beyond the scientific method.
Even in calm seas, waves can become monsters.
New regulations are applying network science to restructure global finance.
The science historian talks to Nautilus.
Record-efficiency turbine farms are being inspired by sealife.
What would our solar system look like if an alien were to spot it from another planet, orbiting a distant star? How improbable would it appear? For the first time in human history, thanks…Read More
Mother Nature can be a handful when she wants to be,” says John Conkling, the former technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association and a professor emeritus of chemistry…Read More
To refer to the Large Hadron Collider merely as the world’s largest machine, or the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, would be to engage in prosaic understatement—the Collider…Read More
Last May, as wild birds from around the globe converged on Alaska’s western shores for the summer breeding season, local citizen scientists did, too. Armed with sterile polyester-tipped…Read More