Secret Codes


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Stories hidden and revealed

There were hackers long before the denial-of-service attack. Life is a script written in carbon and transmitted faithfully between generations—sometimes. Other times, it is hacked by viruses, stolen by bacteria, or mutated by cosmic rays. Join us as we pull back the curtain on nature’s information wars.

  • Beyond the Horizon of the Universe: Want to see evidence of other universes? Just look up, by Laura Mersini-Houghton
  • Teaching Me Softly: Machine learning is teaching us the secret to teaching, by Alan S. Brown
  • The Artist of the Unbreakable Code: Composer Edward Elgar still has cryptographers playing his tune, by Mark MacNamara
  • This issue also includes contributions from: Jeanette Bicknell, Michael Calce, Claire Cameron, Steve Erickson, Rose Eveleth, Eric Hansen, Virginia Hughes, Jeneen Interlandi, Evan Imber-black, Christian Jennings, Mirian Kolar, Dana Mackenzie, Richard Martin, Amy Maxmen, Tim McDonnell, Heidi Noroozy, Luba Ostashevsky, Elizabeth Preston, and Carl Zimmer.