How the Enlightenment Ends
Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.
The Y Chromosome’s Still-Uncharted Regions
The human genome has never actually been complete
How Did Astronaut DNA Become ‘Fake News’?
For a brief moment, NASA found itself at the center of a digital misinformation campaign.
Urban Bird Feeders Are Changing the Course of Evolution
More than 50 million Americans are conducting an unwitting experiment on a vast scale.
Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?
Three billion more middle-class appetites. How can they possibly be satisfied? But that is only part of the question. The full question is: How can we provide for everyone without making the planet uninhabitable?
A New Way to Find the Tree of Life’s Missing Branches
Scientists have devised a method to sequence more microbes, more quickly, which could lead to a better understanding of the origin of complex life.
How Evolution Can Make Sense of the Stock Market
To help model complex and frequently erratic financial systems, some economists are turning to biology.
Stopping the Rise of Superbugs by Making Them Fight For Food
A new strategy prevents parasites from adapting to drugs by intensifying the competition between them.
Apparently This Is What a Swimming Dinosaur Looks Like
Its features are so strange that scientists originally thought it might be a fake.