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In physics and in life, choice and possibility play against each other.
Elephants without tusks are a response to the selective pressure of poaching.
Are we happier with few or many choices? One subject settles the debate—dating.
Through their networks of friends, singles are strengthening society’s social bonds.
The elephant researcher tells her story.
Real spaces, not digital ones, will fix our politics.
The rise of fascism shaped Schrödinger’s cat fable.
When we have to evacuate Earth, only the strong will survive.
I don’t want to surrender to a lottery. But will I regret not playing?
We hold this mathematics to be self evident.
From Yelping to dating, there’s a better way.
Purebreds don’t satisfy the biological definition of a species.
We follow others no matter how hard we try.
The private life of the African giant offers a remarkable view on evolution.
How settling Mars could create a new human species.
The arXiv preprint service is trying to answer an age-old question.
Unreliable rewards trap us into addictive cell phone use, but they can also get us out.
Good solutions to biology’s problems are astonishingly plentiful.
The evolutionary biologist reads Robert Frost.
Every time a disease spreads, it has another chance to mutate.
In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason selection task,” is often claimed…Read More
There’s something morbidly fascinating about animals that seem to behave pathologically: The female praying mantis engaging in sexual cannibalism, the fish eating its own fry. It was…Read More
John Charles Martin “Johnny” Nash was a teen when he first started hearing a voice in his head. A born-again Christian, he interpreted this voice as God speaking to him. Once, he walked…Read More
Is evolutionary biology about to prove a two-millennia old metaphysical speculation? Or is metaphysics about to fundamentally change the way we look at biology? Andreas Wagner, a developmental…Read More