Science Filter
  1. Quam Proxime

    Kathryn Hume works in the artificial intelligence sector, but has a background in philosophy and literature. On her blog, she publishes essays that bring together her interests in tech, language, culture, and more.

    Art
  2. The Alan Turing Institute

    The Alan Turing Institute is the United Kingdom’s national institute for data science. Turing’s work in theoretical and applied mathematics, engineering, and computing are considered to be the foundation of the data science field.

    Data
  3. Undark

    Undark Magazine explores science at the point where it intersects — and sometimes collides — with politics, economics and culture.

    Business
  4. Springtime

    Time zones: why do we have them? Science blogger Jon Farrow explains: “The answers to these questions, like so much that is great in this world, involve two of my favourite things: Canada and astronomy.”

    History
  5. The Mass General Research Institute

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute is the largest hospital-based research organization in the US. Researchers and physicians work together to find cures, improve care, and encourage medical innovation.

    Health
  6. Science Friday

    Science Friday is more than a weekly radio program dedicated to all things science — it’s “brain fun, for curious people.”

    Education
    Photo by Global Panorama CC BY-SA 2.0)
  7. “The Backfire Effect” Is the Cognitive Concept of the Moment

    Listen to the podcast that inspired a popular comic about changing one’s beliefs.

    Comics
  8. A Natural History Lexicon: Lek

    Welcome to your guided tour of the Greater Sage Grouse’s lek, where male birds gather and show themselves off, hoping to be selected by a female. Brendan McGarry takes us inside a spectacle that’s at once ridiculous and utterly serious.

    Nature
  9. Taking a Trip Through Love Canal: The Residuum

    “That’s where we are at. As a society, our bodies and minds are in such a poor condition that we cannot touch our proverbial toes—we cannot control ourselves, yet we want to control something outside of ourselves.” Jack Caseros on environmental contamination, not climate change, as our most pressing environmental issue.

    Commentary
  10. What I Discovered After My Year In Space

    Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days circling Earth. Read an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

    Authors
    Photo by Scott Kelly
  11. Letter to a Christian Climate Skeptic

    A thorough, well-reasoned, and data-supported response to American Christians who deny the reality of climate change, from theologian and scholar W. Bradford Littlejohn.

    Current Events
    Drought land
  12. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

    Commentary
  13. Scientists Build an Animal Fart Database

    Do animals fart? Why, yes, yes they do, but you might be surprised to learn that some do not! The blog of National Geographic Education compiles teaching ideas and resources around flatulence in the animal kingdom.

    Animals
  14. Building an Online Home: The Hub of a Science Journalist

    Explore the website of Julia Rosen, a freelance science journalist.

    Design
    Photo courtesy of Julia Rosen
  15. Big Night

    Jill Sisson Quinn’s essay, “Big Night” — on the process of adopting a child and her fascination with salamanders — was recently selected for the “Best American Essays 2016” anthology.

    Essay
    Illustration by Phillip Taylor