Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation
The missing fossils matter as much as the ones we have found
Adrian Currie & Derek Turner
How fashion moves philosophy forward
J Bradley Studemeyer
‘Falsification’ ruled 20th-century science. Does it need revision in the 21st?
What makes a magnet? A balletic, visual exploration of electromagnetic force
Reporters should ask themselves: ‘What would Einstein do?’
Truth in stereotypes
Maths notation is needlessly complex. It can and should be better
From relativity to quantum theory – our physical world explored through coffee
Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism
Why is simpler better?
The great mystery of mathematics is its lack of mystery
Galileo’s reputation is more hyperbole than truth
Chess is not a sport but a game. So what’s the difference?
The cold fusion horizon
Cosmologists should be more skeptical of dark matter
David P Barash
Richard Feynman on why science adds beauty in the Universe: it does not subtract
Our existence is both cosmically trivial and linked to everything that ever was
Was there any before, before the Big Bang?
How wonder – the linchpin of inspiration and inquiry – makes humans unique
Why things happen
What separates life from death? The line is fuzzier than we might expect
In the beginning
Too many worlds
Michael D Gordin
The hydra’s amazing resilience challenges ideas that all living things must die
The retraction war