The Largest Cells on Earth
Animals:Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.
You Can’t Dissect a Virtual Cadaver
Education:What is lost when we lose in-person learning.
How Surprising Connections Can Save the Ocean
Environment:Marine biologist Heather Koldewey on conservation, seahorses, and cross-discipline work.
Why We Love to Be Grossed Out
Disgust may not be a straightforward extension of the immune system’s aversion to harmful substances, but rather “a psychological nebula, lacking definite boundaries, discrete internal structure, or a single center of gravity,” says psychologist Nina Strohminger.Photograph by Star Stock / Flickr Nina Strohminger, perhaps not unlike many fans of raunchy comedies and horror flicks, is […]
How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention
Animals:Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.
The Vast Viral World: What We Know (and Don’t Know)
Microbiology:Exploring the minuscule and mysterious world of viruses.
How to Conquer COVID-19 Amid a Confederacy of Dunces
Health:Science can’t be democratic, says an outspoken virologist.
The Trouble with Brain Scans
Neuroscience:An aspiring cognitive scientist faces the sketchy truth about fMRI.