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Why we still see the world like the mathematician and poet who first mapped it.
A revolution in archaeology is happening just when we need it most.
Did autumn reds and yellows evolve to repel insects?
Seeing meaning in the stars is a vital part of the scientific story.
A pictorial map of the genes that unite all life.
Mapping the world’s psychological traits.
How taboo language turned the wolf into a monster.
Take comfort that we live on a very old, durable planet.
A data analyst uncovers a timeless message about correlation.
Why the cognitive-map theory is misguided.
Questions and answers about the science of skin color.
Censorship didn’t worsen the deadly virus outbreak. Incompetence did.
Forget for a moment that you know the meaning of “quantum supremacy,” the idea of a quantum computer outdoing its conventional counterpart. What does the phrase instantly bring to mind?…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.One sunny day in the summer of 2019, Mathias Kolle, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, took…Read More
Nina Strohminger, perhaps not unlike many fans of raunchy comedies and horror flicks, is drawn to disgust. The University of Pennsylvania psychologist has written extensively on the feeling…Read More
David Bowie and Beyoncé never shared a stage, but they share the distinction of having cleverly eponymous species names in their honor. Bowie, the British glam-rock and pop sensation,…Read More