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....0
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,...
Science and Religion Can’t Be Reconciled
A few recent events, including the launch of Nautilus and this interesting thread on Brian Leiter’s blog, have brought...
Is Space Digital?
Craig Hogan believes that the world is fuzzy. This is not a metaphor. Hogan, a physicist at the University...
Beloved Immortals: Science, Miracles and ‘Jellyfish Time’
What is biological immortality? To be fair, it’s not the promise of a paradisiacal garden. Neither is it the...
The Life of Pi, and Other Infinities
The popular notion of infinity may be of a monolithic totality, the ultimate, unbounded big tent that goes on...
New Kind of Magnetism Discovered
Following up on earlier theoretical predictions, MIT researchers have now demonstrated experimentally the existence of a fundamentally new kind...
James Gates: The Pain and Pleasures of Science
As a ball rolled down an incline, young Sylvester James Gates, along with the other students in his class,...
Beyond Higgs: on Supersymmetry (or Lack Thereof)
With the search for the Higgs boson, the last missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics, apparently...
Triple-Bonded Boron Opens New Chemical World
In a vacuum-sealed flask on a lab bench in Germany sits an emerald-green crystal that will cause some jaws...