Who Said Science and Art Were Two Cultures?
Revisiting C.P. Snow’s infamous thesis.
One of the Most Egregious Ripoffs in the History of Science
A new history of the race to decipher DNA reveals Shakespearean plots of scheming.
What Made Early Humans Smart
Walking upright made our ancestors easy prey. It also made them get smart.
My 3 Greatest Revelations
The author on writing his new book, “The Ascent of Information.”
What Makes Music Universal
Music brings us together to show us how different we are.
Literature Should Be Taught Like Science
This renegade professor says literature is a machine that accelerates the human brain.
Outwitting the Grim Reaper
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.
The Importance of Face Masks and the Tragedy of Downplaying Them
An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.
The Things We Can’t Control Are Beautiful
How Maria Konnikova found enlightenment at the poker table.
The Ecological Vision That Will Save Us
To avoid the next pandemic, we need a reckoning with our place in nature.