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A lesson in how to break out of filter bubbles.
The responsibilities and challenges of programmed luck.
Clarifying the differences between what animals and humans hear.
With a better understanding of probability, we won’t be misled.
How shrooms can spring people from fears and destructive habits.
Genes that can’t express themselves may be hallmarks of cancer.
Our brain is constantly picturing what the future should be.
The sum-of-three-cubes problem solved for “stubborn” number 33.
Primatologist Frans de Waal takes exception with human exceptionalism.
The Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder can be charmingly self-deprecating. He attempted, in the 1st century A.D., to curate all ancient knowledge in his Natural History, yet he described…Read More
The celebrated English writer Ian McEwan has, in his stories and essays, shown a fondness for science. For two years he shadowed a neurosurgeon to write his 2005 novel Saturday, and his…Read More
An oft-repeated line in A Series of Unfortunate Events, a Netflix TV show recently adapted from a book series, feels apt for the moment. “In a world too often governed by corruption…Read More
This story was originally published by Knowable Magazine.The Earth has endured many changes in its 4.5-billion-year history, with some tumultuous twists and turns along the way. One especially…Read More