The Great Matrix of Being
The ten dimensions in the Great Matrix of Being give us ten ways of measuring reality — by size,…1
The Big Book on Big History: An Illuminated Manuscript
Dorling Kindersley Books (DK) recently published a four-hundred-page textbook on Big History with spectacular illustrations and content. This twenty-first...
Science’s Humanities Gap
In his recent sermon to humanists, “Science Is Not Your Enemy,” the psychologist Steven Pinker makes an impressive plea...
Putting Time in Perspective
Putting Time In Perspective is a series of timelines posted on WaitButWhy.com. Informative and fun, start with your morning...
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...
Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity
"Welcome to the Anthropocene." That is the message of a stunning collection of satellite images recently compiled by the...
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...