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Two philosophers of science diagnose our age of fake news.
A Vancouver rat study is showing us how pest control can backfire.
Want to understand the most mysterious object in the universe? Make one at home.
Global threats result from human culture outrunning human biology.
How communication technologies shaped the arts and sciences.
Near-miss math provides exact representations of almost-right answers.
After 30 years and no results, it’s time to support more entrepreneurial physicists.
How a math professor learned to stop worrying and love algebraic geometry.
High-speed cameras capture how bouncing rain spreads crop disease.
A “memory matrix” might solve Stephen Hawking’s black-hole paradox.
The Australian philosopher David Chalmers famously asked whether “philosophical zombies” are conceivable—people who behave like you and me yet lack subjective experience. It’s an…Read More
Reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine’s Abstractions blog.The fabric of space and time is widely believed by physicists to be emergent, stitched out of quantum threads according…Read More
The episode last month at the Lincoln Memorial, involving the boys from Covington Catholic High School, and a Native American man, was like so many Internet-born controversies before it:…Read More
There are lots of reasons why colonizing space seems compelling. The popular astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that it would stimulate the economy and inspire the next generation of…Read More