Claude Shannon, the Las Vegas Shark
The father of information theory built a machine to game roulette, then abandoned it.
The Strange Similarity of Neuron and Galaxy Networks
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The Fly in the Primordial Soup
Hydrothermal vent models transform the origins of life from unlikely to near-inevitable.
Monsters, Marvels, and the Birth of Science
How the unlikely and unexplainable, strange and terrifying, spawned the age of science.
Read the Lost Dream Journal of the Man Who Discovered Neurons
An exclusive look at the dreams Santiago Ramon y Cajal recorded to prove Freud was wrong.
Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity?
The contest between gravity and quantum physics takes a new turn.
The Inflated Debate Over Cosmic Inflation
Why the majority of physicists are on one side of a recent exchange of letters.