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Even with its explanatory power, Big Bang theory takes its place in a long line of myths.
Without inner narratives we would be lost in a chaotic world.
We’re not as bad as the headlines make us out to be.
It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.
What computers teach us about getting along.
How our mental states overlap with and diverge from those of other species.
Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux on what makes our brains unique.
We think that fame is deserved. We are wrong.
The story of dinosaurs is also the story of capitalism.
The holographic principle—with a real hologram.
War, murder, music, art. We would have none without metaphor.
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life. You can learn from them so seamlessly that you might believe you knew something—about ancient Greece, say—before having gleaned…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.Aggressive cancers can spread so fiercely that they seem less like tissues gone wrong and more like invasive parasites…Read More
What color were the dinosaurs? If you have a picture in your head, fresh studies suggest you may need to revise it. New fossil research also suggests that pigment-producing structures go…Read More
Last year marked a first for 71-year old Robert Michael Pyle, the acclaimed author, naturalist, and ecologist: the publication of his long-awaited first novel, Magdalena Mountain, nearly…Read More