Russia’s Top Bat Researcher Had to Flee the CountryDon’t make Vladimir Putin’s people angry.
Mathematician SpiesIf you thought you were protecting your country, you may justifiably feel betrayed.
Why NASA Isn’t on Speaking Terms With China or RussiaIt’s a bad idea to play politics in space.
Where Are People Moving?The first estimates of global migration shows it’s surprisingly steady.
This Woman Is Why 194 Countries Will Sign a Global Climate Treaty in 2015
You Can Make Batteries From Viruses?Yes! And they will biodegrade, too.
The Purest StarHow we found a nearby star that is almost as old as the universe.
I Use Music to Make Better Spider SilkThe universal patterns of nature.
Why I’m Sure This Human Stem Cell Trial Will Be SafeInduced pluripotent stem cells will be tested in people with age-related blindness.
Then They Came for the ElephantsViolence and poaching in the Congo Basin.
The Strange Physics Obscured by the Invisibility Cloak
What Are China’s Plans for the Moon?We’d better cooperate.
You Are Your BrainWhy is neuroexistentialism so disturbing?
What Is 4-D Printing?How the future will build itself.
Silicon SavannahA new technology center in Nairobi beckons the African diaspora.
Robots Will Take Our JobsThree scenarios for how technology will change the workforce.
Cuts and Shutdowns Are Hurting ScienceThe United States and Canada are risking their reputations as scientific leaders.
Science Doesn’t Support a Gender Divide for Toys
My Roomba’s Name Is RoswellWhy people build strong attachments to robots.
The Revolution Is Not Being MOOC-izedStudents are educated, employed, and male.
You Can Still Hear the Hiss of the Big BangAnd there’s a scientist who carries it around on his cellphone.
What the Oldest Native American Burial Means to MeWe’re trying to heal a wound between the scientific community and tribal communities.
How Do You Make an Ocean?Why I’m drilling for rocks beneath the South China Sea.
Spit TakeSurprises from a 20-year study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Neutrino TimeThe quirky particles come from some of the most violent phenomena in the universe.
Richard Dawkins’ Hate MailThe evolutionary biologist on science, religion, irrationality, and how he hopes to be remembered.
The Tragedy of Common-Sense MoralityEvolution didn’t equip us for modern judgments.
The Quantum Algorithm That Could Break the Internet
Floating Round My Tin CanChris Hadfield on why he sings in space.
Can You Teach Compassion?Stanford’s investment in altruism research, funded by the Dalai Lama.