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How scientific cosmology puts a new twist on the problem of evil.
When exile becomes home.
The neurology of dread and desire on Half Dome.
Genetic mutation changes from adaptive to dangerous after reproductive age.
Both geniuses and madmen pay attention to what others ignore.
Alt-realities, whether cosmic or VR, would undermine the laws of physics.
It’s the best of times or the worst of times in physics.
As scientists chase tantalizing hints of a new force, modern physics hangs in the balance.
As our lifespans have increased, so too have our active years. Can that go on?
Stuck in his research, a cosmologist finds a hint in an intricate drawing.
Are you a tyrant or a servant?
It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.
Is there a biochemical reason that extreme weather makes us happy?
The science and philosophy of looking down from a high place.
Many famous scientists have something in common—they didn’t work long hours.
We may complain about a defining feature of the city, but we also feed off it.
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