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Our better selves

Where have all the real heroes gone? It’s a refrain you find in articles on our celebrity culture, movie reviews wondering why modern superheroes need to be so flawed, and in our own private conversations.

  • What Does Any of This Have to Do With Physics? Einstein and Feynman ushered me into grad school, reality ushered me out, by Bob Henderson
  • My Life With the Physics Dream Team: Freeman Dyson on working with the greatest physicists of the 20th century, by Steve Paulson
  • If Not Darwin, Who? An alternate history of the great ideas of science, by Philip Ball
  • This issue also includes contributions from: Eva Amsen, Lawrence R. Doyle, John Durant, Amanda Gefter, Mike Gelprin, David Grinspoon, Neal Hartman, Jon Irwin, Hope Jahren, Christine Klocek-Lim, Alan Lightman, Christopher P. McKay, Robert Moor, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Priyamvada Natarajan, Sydney Padua, Robert Sapolsky, Caleb Scharf, Michael Segal, Margot Lee Shetterly, Jennie Erin Smith, and Katharine Walter.