Archivo: Nautilus

Want to understand the most mysterious object in the universe? Make one at home.

Primatologist Frans de Waal takes exception with human exceptionalism.

With a better understanding of probability, we won’t be misled.

How a math professor learned to stop worrying and love algebraic geometry

A “memory matrix” might solve Stephen Hawking’s black-hole paradox.

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.”

Physicist Paul Steinhardt remembers a great mentor and scientist.

From quantum information to the Schwarzschild radius.

The universal math behind hair and feathers.

Andrew Wiles thought he had a solution to an age-old puzzle. Until it began to unravel.