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The Spirit of the Inquisition Lives in Science

What a 16th-century scientist can tell us about the fate of a physicist like David Bohm.

When We Were the Cosmos

The director of the Griffith Observatory revisits the dawn of astronomy.

Why Water Is Weird

Why the Flow of Time Is an Illusion

Getting human feeling to match the math is an ultimate goal in physics.

Why Europa Is the Place to Go for Alien Life

NASA is scheduled to probe the Jovian moon in 2023.

How Does Turbulence Get Started?

The high stakes of solving one of science’s most obstinate problems.

When Beauty Gets in the Way of Science

Insisting that new ideas must be beautiful blocks progress in particle physics.