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The Joys of Being a Stoic

Science and ancient Greeks agree—Stoicism increases well-being.

How Eugenics Shaped Statistics

Exposing the damned lies of three science pioneers.

Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA

A bold project codes human data into microbes that will survive for millions of years.

The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring

Ghost roads of robot workhorses will power cities through the shocks of the 21st century.

Why Physics Can’t Tell Us What Life Is

The origin of life can’t be explained by first principles.

Los Angeles Is Gone

In an excerpt from his new novel, the author drowns La La Land.

Dawn of the Heliocene

Why the next geological epoch should be named for when we tapped the sun’s energy.

The Universe Knows Right from Wrong

A proponent of panpsychism argues moral truth is inherent in consciousness.