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The geometric rules behind fly eyes, honeycombs, and soap bubbles.
With three times as many neurons, why doesn’t the elephant brain outperform ours?
How the chili pepper got to China.
Apps that make it easy to invade kids’ privacy are a recipe for arrested development.
Animals are struggling to cope with the US-Mexico border wall.
While biology shows us gender can be fluid, our brains struggle to see it that way.
The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.
The next generation of dating algorithms will use real-life interactions.
Physics is not just what happens in the Department of Physics.
How biological invaders challenge our idea of self and other.
“Paleoscatologist” Karen Chin has uncovered the humble origin of life after dinosaurs.
Moving from naive to purposeful practice can dramatically increase performance.
Henri Bergson’s debate with Albert Einstein reached and swayed the 1921 Nobel committee.
Treating my cat for depression caused me to question the state of anxiety in animals and us.
How stars and UFOs set one astrophysicist on her path.
There’s no boundary quite like a black hole boundary.
Felice Frankel lives between the lines. Along with being a part-time science photographer, she’s a researcher at the Center for Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts…Read More
Recently a Quebec arts foundation required the Francophone rap group Dead Obies to give back an $18,000 grant they’d been awarded to record their newest album. The problem? A word count…Read More
Torrey pines seem like they could use some human help. According to the U.S. Forest Service, they are the rarest pine species in North America, with fewer than 10,000 trees growing in the…Read More
Two Mecyclothorax beetles abandon their relatives on the forest floor to climb up a tree. They settle into a moss home, eat, mate, and die. A couple hundred years or so pass until one of…Read More