In a new book, a historian of science highlights the crucial achievements of non-Western scientists and thinkers. My Q&A with James Poskett for Undark.
The next time a star explodes in the Milky Way glaaxy, scientists will be ready with an array of new tools. My feature for Smithsonian.
The movie Contact, based on Carl Sagan's novel, continues to resonate with audiences 25 years later. My feature for Nautilus.
The star-studded Hollywood film Don't Look Up, directed by Adam McKay, focuses on a killer comet bound for Earth. The plot is pure fiction, but real astronomerts are indeed keeping …
H.A. Rey — co-creator of Curious George — helped make amateur astronomy more accessible. My feature for Nautilus.
Is it possible that everything we see is an illusion — that we live in a simulation? I spoke with philosopher David Chalmers, author of Reality+, for Nautilus.
The zombie problem, flawed as it may be, brings the puzzle of consciousness into sharp relief. My feature for Aeon magazine.
How does consciousness arise in mere flesh and blood? To neuroscientist Anil Seth, our bodies are the key to experience. My Q&A for Quanta.
For decades, scientists have argued bout the nature of the brain. To this day, the question of how it functions so as to enable a mind — is it an …
Astronomer Sara Seager is convinced that other Earth-like planets are out there. Finding them — and finding out if some of them may support life — has been her life-long …