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What a 16th-century scientist can tell us about the fate of a physicist like David Bohm.
Are you as good at Scrabble as you think?
The way to tap your inner Hemingway is not how you think.
No other media meets our emotional and social needs like electronic games.
Why we get off on the game—and are better off for it.
Behavioral scientists explain why Mars missions need humor.
Inside the world of plastic-eating worms, dung-rolling beetles, and agricultural ants..
There are two very different interpretations of our dwindling grip strength.
Whether it’s our country or our football team, we need to belong.
Imagine a living room. Not yours or your friend’s or one you saw in a home makeover show, but one purely from your imagination—perhaps your ideal living room. You should have no trouble…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Imagine if all our scientific theories and models told us only about averages: if the best weather forecasts could…Read More
I ascribe the Success of our Revolution to a Galaxy,” Benjamin Rush wrote to John Adams, in 1812. He wasn’t invoking the astrological. It was commonplace then to associate a bright…Read More
You could be forgiven for balking at the idea that our post-World War II reality represents a “Long Peace.” The phrase, given the prevalence of violent conflict worldwide, sounds more…Read More