Science’s Humanities Gap
In his recent sermon to humanists, “Science Is Not Your Enemy,” the psychologist Steven Pinker makes an impressive plea...0
The Science of Big Science
Science is getting bigger. Just about every scientific discipline — astronomy, conservation, drug development, genetics, neuroscience, physics — is...
Andy Murray’s unexpectedly strong start against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2012 final put the Daily Telegraph columnist Matthew...
Warning Label: Big Pharma meets Big History
Why should Big Pharma invest in Big History? My answer is in the form of a warning label I...
What We Can Learn From the Quantum Calculations of Birds and Bacteria
As an undergraduate at Oxford University in the mid-1970s, K. Birgitta Whaley struggled to choose between chemistry and physics....
It’s Okay To Be Smart
It’s Okay To Be Smart is a blog and a YouTube show about science. But it’s probably not about...
Mathematics and the Game of Thrones
In this game of thrones, mathematics certainly makes a stronger claim today to royalty than does theology or philosophy....
The Biggest Thing in the Universe Is Really, Really Big
A newly discovered galactic structure is so large that it means one of our basic assumptions about the nature...
The Oldest Rock in the World Tells Us a Story
It’s hard to imagine how this teeny little rock — it’s not even a whole rock, it’s just a...
Physicist Wants to Put Einstein’s Equation to the Test
Does E always equal mc²? University of Arizona physicist Andrei Lebed suspects not – and plans to try and...