Literature Should Be Taught Like Science
Literature:This renegade professor says literature is a machine that accelerates the human brain.
Outwitting the Grim Reaper
Neuroscience:Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin on how to age successfully.
Andreas Wagner is one of the most captivating evolutionary biologists today. He writes beautifully about Darwin’s discoveries and world-changing theory. But he also spells out in his recent books, Arrival of the Fittest and Life Finds a Way, “what Darwin didn’t know.” “The power of natural selection is beyond dispute, but this power has its […]
The Importance of Face Masks and the Tragedy of Downplaying Them
Health:An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.
The Things We Can’t Control Are Beautiful
Psychology:How Maria Konnikova found enlightenment at the poker table.
Could anything be more fundamental in life and science than energy? And be more various and mysterious? Energy may be the term we use most often without quite knowing what it means. It’s the first letter of the most famous science equation in history. It’s the radiance generated by the sun. It’s what drove an […]
The Ecological Vision That Will Save Us
Environment:To avoid the next pandemic, we need a reckoning with our place in nature.
The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming
Animals:Will the world now wake up to the global threat of zoonotic diseases?