Archivo: The Economist

Humans have no difficulty putting names to colours but are notoriously bad at putting names to odours.

Brain-computer interfaces may change what it means to be human

Soon, they will travel in swarms

Unimpressed, consumers embrace the relevance of augmented reality instead

In one species its feathers whistle instead

Profitably recycling waste is always a good idea. And the Allen Institute for Brain Science, in Seattle, has found a way to recycle what is perhaps the most valuable waste of all—living human brain tissue.

Lighting strikes are double the average in shipping lanes

How long does that prejudice last?

How the science of learning can get the best out of edtech

And a possible explanation for how gas giants are formed