Why the Flow of Time Is an Illusion
Physics:Getting human feeling to match the math is an ultimate goal in physics.
Why the Brain Is So Noisy
Neuroscience:The surprising importance of spontaneous order and noise to how we think.
Are There Bacteria in Your Brain?
Neuroscience:A surprising new result catches the attention of the neuroscience community.
When it was first conceived, the clockwork universe was something of a savior. In contrast to the suffering and disorder that characterized the human condition, medieval scholars saw the heavens as divine perfection obeying eternal rules. The laws of physics, the thinking went, reflected a moral as well as a natural order. These boundaries have […]
We Need an FDA For Algorithms
Artificial Intelligence:UK mathematician Hannah Fry on the promise and danger of an AI world.
Have Balloons and Ice Broken the Standard Model?
Physics:How five anomalous events at two neutrino experiments provide evidence for supersymmetry.
Does Theranos Mark the Peak of the Silicon Valley Bubble?
Science Practice:John Carreyrou talks to Nautilus about the lessons of a $1 billion fraud.
Meet Harvard’s Own Poet-Physician
Literature:Rafael Campo on finding the humanity in medicine and science.
Why a Hedge Fund Started a Video Game Competition
Computer Science:The chief technology officer of one of the world’s largest hedge funds talks data.