The Wonder of the Universe’s Weirdness

How quantum physics can push us to look up, in ‘desperate puzzlement.’

When Historians Go Bananas

The relentless search for racism in the past has reached the point of diminishing returns.

The Argument of Two Italians Over Science and the Senses

Galileo and Thomas Aquinas show two views of how humans come to know the cosmos.

Threat Level Midnight Forever

The Doomsday Clock is a P.R. stunt, not science.

The Strangeness of Psychotic Jew-Hatred

Antisemitism remains astonishingly common, especially in its less feverish expression.