What Impossible Meant to Richard Feynman
What I learned when I challenged the legendary physicist.
What You’re Doing Right Now Is Proof of Quantum Theory
Running a computer underscores how quantum physics is remaking our world.
Neuroscience Weighs in on Physics’ Biggest Questions
A theory of consciousness can help build a theory of everything.
The Safety Belt of Our Solar System
Mapping the heliosphere, which shields us from harmful cosmic rays.
Looking for Life on Mars
An astrobiologist and a director on the joys and challenges of filming space science.
What Is Life?
An astrobiologist finds the heart of his work in a new novel by Richard Powers.
Where Aliens Could Be Watching Us
More than 1,700 stars could have seen Earth in the past 5,000 years.
The Universe Has Already Made Almost All the Stars It Will Ever Make
Black holes are cosmic dimmers.
My Personal Quest to Study Supernovae on Mars
Overcoming sexist naysayers and self-doubt in astrophysics.
What’s Fueling Today’s Extreme Fires
A geophysicist breaks down the elements of wildfires.