Photography is not only an artistic medium but also a way of knowing.
Jerry L. Thompson | Aug 10
The leading geneticist talks about his Nobel Prize-winning discovery, the importance of failure, and a shocking personal revelation about his family history.
Herlinde Koelbl | Aug 7
Notes on interstellar hitchhikers and the origins of life.
Roberto Battiston | Aug 3
The pioneer of directed evolution reflects on her seminal work, being a woman in science, and her resilience in the face of personal tragedy.
Herlinde Koelbl | Aug 1
I asked immigrants from 28 countries why they're serving in the U.S. military — and it's not primarily to gain citizenship.
Sofya Aptekar | Jul 27
Philosopher Michael Marder explores the problematic figure of “talking trees," from the sacred grove of Dodona in ancient Greece, to the vegetalized human beings in Dante’s “Inferno.”
Michael Marder | Jul 25
Jorge Luis Borges was deeply inspired by the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, whose prints of imaginary prisons and palaces captured the Argentinian author's imagination.
Victor Plahte Tschudi | Jul 20
An excerpt from Eva Meijer's book “Animal Languages,” an exploration of how animals speak to each other and to humans.
Eva Meijer | Jul 17
Andrew Mangham, author of "We Are All Monsters," examines how science and literature changed understandings of human difference during the 19th century.
The Editors | Jul 13
An excerpt from veteran game designer Greg Costikyan's book "Uncertainty in Games."
Greg Costikyan | Jul 11
The science of viruses, born out of the 20th century's deadliest pandemic, launched medical thinking in a dramatically new direction, saving countless lives in the decades to come.
Richard Conniff | Jul 6
Harm should be prevented not cheered.
Kendra Coulter | Jul 3