Archivo: Nautilus

Before Rachel Carson there was Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female student.

It’s time to give the violent metaphors of evolution a break.

Stuck in his research, a cosmologist finds a hint in an intricate drawing.

Genetic mutation changes from adaptive to dangerous after reproductive age.

How scientific cosmology puts a new twist on the problem of evil

Harvey Friedman is about to bring incompleteness and infinity out of quarantine.

These five languages reveal how information can be expressed in extremely different ways, and how these habits of thinking can affect us.

Have you ever wondered how your life might be different if you could see beyond the visible light spectrum—into ultraviolet or infrared? For one thing, you might be immune, or less susceptible, to implicit racial bias.

Math won’t solve quantum gravity. Experimentation will.

If multiverses seem weird, it’s because we need to revamp our notions of time and space.