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Exploring the minuscule and mysterious world of viruses.
Science can’t be democratic, says an outspoken virologist.
Where’s the evidence that grit predicts success?
A selection of illustrations from the new book Carbon, One Atom’s Odyssey.
Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.
Odds are, if an asteroid hadn’t crashed into Earth, we wouldn’t be here.
His dream of feeding the world died in prison. His dream of a seed bank lives on.
There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.
Music brings us together to show us how different we are.
Why science changes everything.
Marine biologist Heather Koldewey on conservation, seahorses, and cross-discipline work.
What is lost when we lose in-person learning.
Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.
Getting to the core of today’s social acrimony.
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.The universe bets on disorder. Imagine, for example, dropping a thimbleful of red dye into a swimming pool. All of those…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
Belief is a special kind of human power. Agustin Fuentes, an anthropologist at the University of Notre Dame, eloquently claims as much in his recent book Why We Believe: Evolution and the…Read More
The Australian philosopher David Chalmers famously asked whether “philosophical zombies” are conceivable—people who behave like you and me yet lack subjective experience. It’s an…Read More