The End of the Dark Universe?

A new “post-quantum” theory of gravity says we can wave dark matter and dark energy goodbye. I have my doubts. The post The End of the Dark Universe? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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Why We Search for Silver Linings

A tendency to reframe negative events may be embedded in our neurobiology. The post Why We Search for Silver Linings appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Quiet Comeback of the Tortoises

Following the eradication of invasive goats, giant tortoises are once again flourishing in the Galápagos islands. The post The Quiet Comeback of the Tortoises appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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What’s In a Fish’s Name?

Indigenous words for fishes open a window into endangered cultures. The post What’s In a Fish’s Name? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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How AI Can Save the Zebras

Scanning animal patterns like bar codes boosts conservation. The post How AI Can Save the Zebras appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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A Jig for the Blues

New evidence for the curative effects of dance. The post A Jig for the Blues appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

How Quickly Do Large Language Models Learn Unexpected Skills?

A new study suggests that so-called emergent abilities actually develop gradually and predictably, depending on how you measure them. The post How Quickly Do Large Language Models Learn Unexpected Skills? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Dissent Hidden in an Iconic Scientific Image

Gowan Dawson on his 3 greatest revelations while writing his book Monkey to Man. The post The Dissent Hidden in an Iconic Scientific Image appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

How Illegal Fishing Ships Hide

And how conservationists are finding them. The post How Illegal Fishing Ships Hide appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

African Glaciers Will Vanish In Our Lifetimes

The loss of ice on Kilimanjaro and other peaks will upend ecosystems and livelihoods. The post African Glaciers Will Vanish In Our Lifetimes appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Pitfalls of AI Health Coaches

Raising questions about the next generation of health wearables. The post The Pitfalls of AI Health Coaches appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Boy Who Was King of Vanilla

His brilliant method of pollination is now used by all vanilla growers. The post The Boy Who Was King of Vanilla appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

A Knockout Issue

Asteroids, boxing, and hallucinations, in the editor’s note from Print Issue 54. The post A Knockout Issue appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Humpback Whales Caught Humping

The first observation of humpback whale copulation reveals a surprise. The post Humpback Whales Caught Humping appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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Evolution Is Going According to God’s Plan

In the new book Purpose, a Yale psychiatrist argues Darwinian forces are divinely guided. The post Evolution Is Going According to God’s Plan appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Here to Save the Day!

Asteroid defense gets serious. The post Here to Save the Day! appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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Could Modified Gravity Kill Planet Nine?

A controversial theory can explain phenomena attributed to the mystery planet. The post Could Modified Gravity Kill Planet Nine? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Why Artists Should View The World Through The Eyes Of A Tourist

A conversation with artist Jorge Colombo. The post Why Artists Should View The World Through The Eyes Of A Tourist appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Let’s Get Granular

Scientists have long puzzled over the behavior of mixed particles in rivers and landslides. New clues could be groundbreaking. The post Let’s Get Granular appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Power of Regret

A simple game shows how fear of regret shapes decisions. The post The Power of Regret appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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Science Is the New Nuclear Deterrent

Sarah Scoles on her 3 greatest revelations while writing Countdown: The Blinding Future of Nuclear Weapons. The post Science Is the New Nuclear Deterrent appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

When Calamity Comes at a Crawl

Climate change may exacerbate the quiet catastrophe of slow-moving landslides. The post When Calamity Comes at a Crawl appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Inside an Exploded Star

Cassiopeia A gets a close-up. The post Inside an Exploded Star appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


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What Your Brain Is Doing When You’re Not Doing Anything

On autopilot, the mind reveals new connections. The post What Your Brain Is Doing When You’re Not Doing Anything appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Why Women Wake Up More During Surgery

New findings solve a longstanding mystery about anesthesia. The post Why Women Wake Up More During Surgery appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

ChatGPT Is Funnier Than You

AI humor in theory and practice. The post ChatGPT Is Funnier Than You appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

People Who Can’t Picture Sound in Their Minds

For some, the brain is a quiet place. The post People Who Can’t Picture Sound in Their Minds appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

What Are the Chances?

There are no such things as coincidences. The post What Are the Chances? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Attorney for the Animals, Your Honor

In memory of Steve Wise, a tireless defender of animal rights. The post Attorney for the Animals, Your Honor appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Unraveling the Evolution of Flight

Bird brain scans and dinosaur fossils hint at when the first creatures grew wings. The post Unraveling the Evolution of Flight appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Call to Adventure and the Pit of Despair

A conversation with Issue 53 cover artist John Hendrix. The post The Call to Adventure and the Pit of Despair appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

The Groundhog Watchers

Meet Susan and Joe. Their daily observations of the groundhogs in their yard are making science history. The post The Groundhog Watchers appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

5 Myths About Love and Desire

Love languages aren’t a thing, and sex every day is probably overdoing it. The post 5 Myths About Love and Desire appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

A Glitch in My Serenade

Could AI help me compose a musical expression of love? The post A Glitch in My Serenade appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 4 months ago

Could Onomatopoeia Be the Origin of Language?

What we can learn from the ding-dong hypothesis, James Joyce, Buster Keaton, and a language known as !Xoon. The post Could Onomatopoeia Be the Origin of Language? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

The Brave New Science of Love

What casual sex, pigeon relationships, and a drug for broken hearts can tell us about love. The post The Brave New Science of Love appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

Building a Bridge Between Data and Art

A conversation with Issue 52 cover artist Mark Belan. The post Building a Bridge Between Data and Art appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

The Tiny Ant and the Mighty Lion

How one insect is reshaping the ecosystem of the African savannah. The post The Tiny Ant and the Mighty Lion appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

Tools of the Wild: Unveiling the Crafty Side of Nature

It’s time to rethink what tools reveal about animal intelligence and evolution. The post Tools of the Wild: Unveiling the Crafty Side of Nature appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

My 3 Greatest Revelations

The author on researching his book Tripping on Utopia, about the troubled birth of psychedelic science. The post My 3 Greatest Revelations appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

So Much Depends Upon Antarctica

The magnificence of the continent that’s changing our world. The post So Much Depends Upon Antarctica appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

The Hidden Butterfly Trade

How the lucrative market could spark conservation. The post The Hidden Butterfly Trade appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

How to Guarantee the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

The key to preventing crashes is to know what you don’t know. The post How to Guarantee the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

What Plants Hear

A debate has raged since Darwin over whether plants respond to sound and music. We finally have an answer. The post What Plants Hear appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

Seeing Through Animal Eyes

New technology translates animal-eye views of the world into colors humans can see. The post Seeing Through Animal Eyes appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

What Physicists Have Been Missing

An exciting new theory reconciles gravity and quantum physics. I think it’s wrong. But I may be too. The post What Physicists Have Been Missing appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

How Did Life Begin?

By imitating early conditions of Earth in the lab, scientists gain a new insight into the origin of life. The post How Did Life Begin? appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago

My 3 Greatest Revelations

The author on writing her book, Our Moon, about the power of our satellite to guide evolution and human curiosity. The post My 3 Greatest Revelations appeared first on Nautilus. | Continue reading


@nautil.us | 5 months ago