The Sixth Extinction explores the tragedy of past extinctions and the reality of currently endangered species. It reminds us that all life is temporary.
What if artificial intelligence surpasses us the way we have our primate cousins? Will it decide that it knows what’s best for the planet?
People used to think that light originated from the eyes, but then science came along and ruined the idea forever.
“On Immunity” reminds us that we are vulnerable and dangerous creatures, one small part of a larger organism and, for better or worse, interdependent.
A hike through the forest may have us looking at everything but the flourishing underworld beneath our feet.
Are humans basically good? Not necessarily when an authority is present.
As it turns out, knowing someone in a faith brings with it warmer feelings for that faith.
What would you do if there were only 15,000 humans left on the planet? One species is that close to disappearing forever.
How do scientists fix scientific illiteracy? They partner up with illustrators.
Celebrate science when it’s right, but also celebrate it when its wrong.
Why do smart people disagree on divisive issues like climate change? It might be connected to their level of curiosity.
Protesting the Trump administration isn’t the only one way to defend science—another is to celebrate it.
Ever wonder how to create a minor deity? In light of 2016, here are two easy steps.
A new study of Homo habilis dates right-handedness back 1.8 MYA.
Right when human beings are thinking of how they might adapt to Mars, chimps are finding ways to adapt to a human dominated earth.