How to Get Close to a Black Hole
Want to understand the most mysterious object in the universe? Make one at home.
Empathy, Morality, Community, Culture—Apes Have It All
Primatologist Frans de Waal takes exception with human exceptionalism.
How to Improve Political Forecasts
With a better understanding of probability, we won’t be misled.
The Math That Takes Newton Into the Quantum World
How a math professor learned to stop worrying and love algebraic geometry
How the Universe Remembers Information
A “memory matrix” might solve Stephen Hawking’s black-hole paradox.
New Evidence for the Strange Geometry of Thought
The brain may represent concepts in the same way that it represents space and your location, by using the same neural circuitry for the brain’s “inner GPS.”
What Impossible Meant to Feynman
Physicist Paul Steinhardt remembers a great mentor and scientist.