Archives: Nautilus

The father of information theory built a machine to game roulette, then abandoned it.

Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.

Hydrothermal vent models transform the origins of life from unlikely to near-inevitable.

How the unlikely and unexplainable, strange and terrifying, spawned the age of science.

What misinformation on Twitter and radar have in common

An exclusive look at the dreams Santiago Ramon y Cajal recorded to prove Freud was wrong.

A neurologist’s perspective on research into consciousness

The contest between gravity and quantum physics takes a new turn.

Why the majority of physicists are on one side of a recent exchange of letters.

What the Bard can teach science about language and the limits of the human mind.