You Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends!
The trouble with academia.
Electrons May Very Well Be Conscious
Is it possible that all matter has some form of a mind?
Outwitting the Grim Reaper
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.
How Sea Turtles Find Their Way
Whether you’re a sea turtle or a ship’s captain, you’ll need two tools—a map and a compass.
Playing Go with Darwin
New research elevates evolution from a tactical process to one of strategic possibility.
Why Birds Can Fly Over Mount Everest
A story for my grandchildren about oxygen, evolution, and our planet’s fate.
How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters
You get comfortable being uncomfortable.
An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience
We’re mapping the brain in amazing detail—but our brain can’t understand the picture.
Why It Pays to Play Around
Play is so important that nature invented it long before it invented us.
Over Time, Buddhism and Science Agree
Understanding the impermanence of everything—including ourselves.