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An experiment in controlling how much of Scrabble is luck.
Why city designers are increasingly thinking about the female perspective.
How my suburban-hewn world-view was flipped on its head.
Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.
Andrew Wiles thought he had a solution to an age-old puzzle. Until it began to unravel.
If museums of natural history are temples to science, dinosaurs are their shrines.
The big-data makeover of humanity could be a recipe for disaster.
How new data is transforming our understanding of place cells.
Our cells have more diverse regenerative capabilities than anyone expected.
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Leonard Susskind, a pioneer of string theory, the holographic principle, and other big physics ideas spanning the…Read More
Once you’re called a “genius,” what’s left? Super genius? No, getting called a “genius” is the final accolade, the last laudatory label for anyone. At least that’s how several…Read More
My high school biology teacher, Mr. Whittington, put a framed picture of a primate ancestor in the front of his classroom—a place of reverence. In a deeply religious and conservative…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