Archivo: Nautilus

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of finding an original Darwin specimen, collected during the Beagle’s first voyage. But finding it, and realizing it was a lost specimen collected by Darwin, was just the first step in a much longer journey.

Modern physics has taught us that mass is not an intrinsic property.

How one psychologist is tackling human biases in science.

How a destructive idea paved the way for modern math.

The captivating horror of category violation.

How the psychosocial dimension changes the picture of aging.

Mystery one: what is dark matter. Mystery two: how to unify physics. Are they the same mystery?

The case for an ideal income inequality

How the attention economy is subverting our decision-making and our democracy.

Meet Xiaoice. She’s empathic, caring, and always available—just not human.