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How we evolved to read is a story of one creative species.
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.
Understanding the impermanence of everything—including ourselves.
Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?
A story for my grandchildren about oxygen, evolution, and our planet’s fate.
You get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Is it possible that all matter has some form of a mind?
The trouble with academia.
We’re mapping the brain in amazing detail—but our brain can’t understand the picture.
Historian Margaret MacMillan on what war reveals about human nature.
A lesson from the animal kingdom on why COVID-19 is so deadly to humans.
An “Earth lawyer” argues for cultural transformation in environmental law.
In a recent experiment done at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, in Germany, physicist Alexey Grinin and his colleagues came a step closer to resolving one of the more significant…Read More
Is Earth unique? Once a grand philosophical question, it has, over the past two decades, become, with the discovery of thousands of planets around other stars—our cosmic cousins—a scientific…Read More
The other night I was out on our street with the neighbors for a socially distanced hang. My two-year-old daughter, mistaking the only street light on the road for the moon, pointed at…Read More
In the late 1650’s, the French polymath and renowned scientist Blaise Pascal, having undergone a religious experience that transformed him into something of a zealot, suggested the following…Read More