Welcome to Terra Sapiens
Humans have been altering Earth for millennia, but only now are we wise to what we’re doing. How will we use that wisdom?
What say you, dinosaur?
Did Neanderthals speak? Did dinosaurs roar? And when did birds begin to sing? The soundscape of deep time is coming back
Laws or comets?
Does history unfold randomly and by chance, or are there underlying patterns and deep connections between its parts?
A science without time
From past to present, into the future: the flow of time is central to human experience. Why isn’t it central to physics?
Where do minds belong?
Intelligence could have been moving back and forth between biological beings and machine receptacles for aeons
A tyrannosaur of one’s own
Dinosaur collecting isn't just for museums any more – film stars and sheikhs do it too. What drives a man to covet big bones?
Light travels at around 300,000 km per second. Why not faster? Why not slower? A new theory inches us closer to an answer
Paleogenetics is helping to solve the great mystery of prehistory: how did humans spread out over the earth?
Last hominin standing
Was human evolution inevitable, or do we owe our existence to a once-in-a-universe stroke of luck?
In the beginning
Cosmology has been on a long, hot streak, racking up one imaginative and scientific triumph after another. Is it over?
Written in stone
In the race for geology’s highest accolade – a ‘golden spike’ – do advocates of the Anthropocene sell their ideas short?
Save the Universe
It is only a matter of time before our Universe goes black, cold and dies. Must this be the end of the road for life?
We may think we are the first organisms to remake the planet, but life has been transforming the earth for aeons
Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain
The end is not near
Thanks to science, most of us accept the deep past – so why are our imagined futures so shallow?