Carl Zimmer has been called “as fine a science essayist as we have.” He is the author of Soul Made Flesh and many other works on biology and evolution.
Oliver Sacks' books about the mysteries of the human brain include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings.
A celebrated writer on science, James Gleick is the author of the bestsellers The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood and Chaos: Making a New Science.
Paleontologists are eating away at the mystery of conodonts.
By boring through 30 million years’ worth of Earth’s sediments, geologists get new data on very old weather.
The technological problems behind teleportation.
Some species struggled to adapt to life on land for millions of years, only to have their evolutionary descendants be taken with the tide once more.
The Kuwait oil fires spark predictions of dire health and environmental conditions to come in the Gulf.
At a recent test of machine intelligence, it was deception, not brains, that won the day.
Quantum physics doesn’t make sense—never did and never will. That’s why cryptographers love it.
A study of how important it is for human beings to be able to picture objects in their mind.
New research suggests that math has evolved its way right into our neurons—and monkeys’, too.
Researchers may soon be able to measure consciousness as well as we can measure a person's temperature.
Why dogs have developed so much more social awareness than other animals.
Part of the definition of life, says David Deamer, is that it is in a place.
One scientist’s deep dive into this complex neurological disease.