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The Mother of All Accidents

Odds are, if an asteroid hadn’t crashed into Earth, we wouldn’t be here.

A Wrinkle in Nature Could Lead to Alien Life

There may be more than one way to tune a universe for life.

Carbon, It’s Elementary, Dear Reader

A selection of illustrations from the new book Carbon, One Atom’s Odyssey.

The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek

A novelist gets a physicist to explain his scientific breakthroughs.

Comets Are More Dangerous Than We Thought

Could a comet, not an asteroid, have killed the dinosaurs?

If Aliens Exist, Here’s How We’ll Find Them

Two esteemed astrophysicists peer into the future of space exploration.

The Joy of Condensed Matter

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

How to Talk Like a Physicist