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Karl Friston takes us on a safari of his free-energy principle.
Technology has fed our addiction to light, and might help us end it.
Data is under attack and uploads his brain. Does he survive?
A natural wonder of the big theropod was how it conserved energy.
Synesthesia makes ordinary life marvelous.
Life on other planets may rely on plate tectonics.
A story for my granddaughter about oxygen, evolution, and our planet’s fate.
Life on Earth is a sketchy guide to intelligent life in the cosmos.
A new theory emerges to explain the enigmatic Tunguska Event.
Let’s stop hustling as if the world is running toward disorder.
His curious discovery, 200 years ago, foresaw our expanding universe.
What finding life on Mars could tell us about our own origins.
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