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The Math of Living Things

Exploring the intersection of physical and biological laws.

Is the Universe Open-Ended?

An intriguing proposal about what makes reality tick under the surface.

Our Little Life Is Rounded with Possibility

Science expressed only in terms of what happens is getting in the way of progress.

The Country Gentleman of Physics

Julian Barbour’s ideas about time and the universe have always roamed free of academia.

This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible

Director Christopher Nolan could take a tip from new research into “closed timelike curves.”

The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek

A novelist gets a physicist to explain his scientific breakthroughs.

The Joy of Condensed Matter

Hard times in fundamental physics got you down? Let’s talk excitons.

Electrons May Very Well Be Conscious

Is it possible that all matter has some form of a mind?

Time Flows Toward Order

Revisiting the gospel of the second law of thermodynamics.

A Supermassive Lens on the Constants of Nature

What this year’s Nobel-winning discovery of the black hole at our galaxy’s center reveals.