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issue_14

  • Segal_HERO

    The Astronomer Royal

    Lord Martin Rees tells us about black holes and existential risks.

  • 14_HERO

    Mutation

    While many genes are famous, one in particular has been prominent recently. In the early 1990s, scientists discovered that single-letter mutations in a gene named BRCA led to a higher risk of breast cancer. On June 1 of this year, a new report in Nature Genetics implicated mutations in the same gene for lung cancer. […]

  • McDonnell_HERO-1

    A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic

    Scientists have seen the future and it is “grolar bears.”

  • Zorich_HERO

    If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist?

    Experiments in evolution are exploring what would happen if we rewound the tape of life.

  • McKee_HERO

    This Shape-Shifter Could Tell Us Why Matter Exists

    Neutrinos can flit between states effortlessly, hinting at deep new physics.

  • Kordahl_HERO

    How Physics Is Like Three-Chord Rock

    Like a set of common chords, the same math appears in diverse fields of physics.

  • Zeldovich-HERO

    10 Reasons Why You Can’t Live Without A Particle Accelerator

    Particle accelerators can make you healthy and wealthy.

  • Fitzgerald_HERO

    How the Mormons Conquered America

    The success of the Mormon religion is a study in social adaptation.

  • Barricelli_HERO-2

    Meet the Father of Digital Life

    This maverick forerunner of artificial life and animation remains largely unknown.

  •  Ed_HERO

    Michio Kaku Explains Consciousness for You

    The gregarious physicist gets inside our brains.