The Astronomer Royal
Lord Martin Rees tells us about black holes and existential risks.
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. […]
A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic
Scientists have seen the future and it is “grolar bears.”
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.
This Shape-Shifter Could Tell Us Why Matter Exists
Neutrinos can flit between states effortlessly, hinting at deep new physics.
How Physics Is Like Three-Chord Rock
Like a set of common chords, the same math appears in diverse fields of physics.
10 Reasons Why You Can’t Live Without A Particle Accelerator
Particle accelerators can make you healthy and wealthy.
How the Mormons Conquered America
The success of the Mormon religion is a study in social adaptation.
Meet the Father of Digital Life
This maverick forerunner of artificial life and animation remains largely unknown.
Michio Kaku Explains Consciousness for You
The gregarious physicist gets inside our brains.