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Interviews

What Do Organisms, Crowded Cities, and Corporations Have in Common?

What do you, your town, and your employer all have in common? Scalability. According to physicist Geoffrey West, there are mathematical principles that govern the growth and longevity of complex organ

Books

Want to Question Your Reality? Read Carlo Rovelli’s New Book

Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, is back with another mind-bending work of accessible science writing, Reality Is Not What It Seems.

Interviews

That Time Einstein Debunked Vulcan, a Planet That Never Existed

In The Hunt for Vulcan, author Thomas Levenson shares the story of how a radical new theory from Einstein helped banish a planet that never even existed.

Illustrations

Something from Nothing: A Physics and Cosmology Writer Reaches for the Universe

In Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn, Samantha Gefter explores the universe and her own career as a science writer.

Illustrations

The End of the World As We Know It: Our Mathematical Universe

In his new book 'Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality,' a hybrid of theory and memoir, MIT physics professor and cosmologist Max Tegmark explains a version of reality made up entirely of math.

Illustrations

My Brief History: Stephen Hawking on Black Holes and the Motivating Power of Love

Cosmologist and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has devoted his life to very complicated subjects, but that hasn’t infringed on his ability to write a concise, clear sentence. In his memoir My Brief History, Hawking’s life story converges with insight into black holes and time travel. Accomplished biographers could learn from his upholding of the brevity promised by its title.