The Wild World of Threats
Animals, including us, evolved to bluster and bluff at their peril.
My Out-of-Body Experience
In a sensory deprivation tank, I lost my body and found myself.
Plants Fight for Their Lives
As arable land disappears, a genetic tweak might secure the world’s food supply.
Lessons for a Young Scientist
A masterclass on what science needs now.
The Worrisome Rise of NFTs
An astrobiologist says non-fungible tokens do not bode well for our species’s future.
The Attack of Zombie Science
They look like scientific papers. But they’re distorting and killing science.
E.O. Wilson Saw the World in a Wholly New Way
“Did you like the grenade I tossed in their midst?” the biologist asked me.
Readers Love Curious George. I Fell in Love with the Author’s Astronomy Books.
H.A. Rey recreated star maps with wit, grace, and accuracy.
What Makes Group Decisions Go Wrong. And Right.
Why intellectual laziness doesn’t have to lead to groupthink.
The Country Gentleman of Physics
Julian Barbour’s ideas about time and the universe have always roamed free of academia.