Science’s Humanities Gap
In his recent sermon to humanists, “Science Is Not Your Enemy,” the psychologist Steven Pinker makes an impressive plea...0
No Child Left Untableted
Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I...
Overpopulation Is Not the Problem
The only limits to creating a planet that future generations will be proud of are our imaginations and our...
The Science of Big Science
Science is getting bigger. Just about every scientific discipline — astronomy, conservation, drug development, genetics, neuroscience, physics — is...
Miraculous Conception: Are Planets Forming Without Stars?
One of the most remarkable discoveries about exoplanets—planets that exist outside of our solar system—is that some of them...
Andy Murray’s unexpectedly strong start against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2012 final put the Daily Telegraph columnist Matthew...
Enough Already With This ‘Theory Of Everything’
Last week I wrote about some of the themes from my book A Tear at the Edge of Creation....
Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Exist
You’re almost unfathomably lucky to exist, in almost every conceivable way. Don’t take it the wrong way. You, me,...
Are We Martians After All?
If you looked in a mirror this morning, you may have seen a descendant of creatures from Mars. That...
New Element 115, Ununpentium, May Join Periodic Table
The periodic table of the elements has grown ever since the first version was published by Dmitri Mendeleev in...