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Karl Friston takes us on a safari of his free-energy principle.
Technology has fed our addiction to light, and might help us end it.
Data is under attack and uploads his brain. Does he survive?
A natural wonder of the big theropod was how it conserved energy.
Synesthesia makes ordinary life marvelous.
Life on other planets may rely on plate tectonics.
A story for my granddaughter about oxygen, evolution, and our planet’s fate.
Life on Earth is a sketchy guide to intelligent life in the cosmos.
A new theory emerges to explain the enigmatic Tunguska Event.
Let’s stop hustling as if the world is running toward disorder.
His curious discovery, 200 years ago, foresaw our expanding universe.
What finding life on Mars could tell us about our own origins.
I ascribe the Success of our Revolution to a Galaxy,” Benjamin Rush wrote to John Adams, in 1812. He wasn’t invoking the astrological. It was commonplace then to associate a bright…Read More
The Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar once remarked that black holes, regions of spacetime whose gravitational field is so strong that not even light can escape…Read More
The images are everywhere: People crowded face-to-face in swimming pools, shoulder-to-shoulder in indoor bars, cheering without masks at a rally held by President Trump, who often…Read More
You might imagine that in the midst of a global pandemic and all of its social and economic fallout that our minds would be laser-focused on immediate, Earthly woes. But apparently not…Read More