An illustration of Xavier Le Pichon’s analogies between the “rigidity” and what he calls “ductility” of the earth, and human communities he's witnessed from India to France.
Three scientists were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on telomeres — a term that came up in our interview with Doris Taylor. She explains that just as stress can shorten telomeres, they have the potential to be lengthened and extend life.
Need a basic primer on the history of climate change and 350ppm? Listen to Bill McKibben's explanation.
Live from the studio, we tweeted the best nuggets of our interview.
Comments from two cosmologists and NASA's images from a refurbished Hubble.
Watch this fabulous talk on Hubble and Rembrandt, Casablanca in psychological terms, how stars actually "evolve," and why Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity."
13.7 billion years scaled into one year helps makes sense of the universe's massive scale in this video + chart.
Video of a Seed salon with Janna Levin and fiction writer Jonathon Lethem.
Is math a basic need we intuit like hunger, thirst, and love?