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Science is a perennial journey to the frontiers of knowledge, where transformations of life and society begin. This month we venture from the quark to the black hole, with plenty of surprises on Earth along the way, to spotlight head-spinning research and experiments.

  • Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is: The origin of life can’t be explained by first principles, by Jeremy England
  • How Eugenics Shaped Statistics: Exposing the damned lies of three science pioneers, by Aubrey Clayton
  • Are We Wired to Be Outside? A neuroscientist searches for the roots of feeling connected to nature, by Grigori Guitchounts

This issue also includes contributions from Kevin Berger, Michael Brooks, Viviane Callier, Brian Gallgher, Marissa Grunes, Virat Markandeya, Massimo Pigliucci, Caleb Scharf, and Anthony Townsend.