Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Scientific Discoveries?

The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.

The author of a new book envisions a future when machines advance the research enterprise.

Reading Frames
A Review of <em>Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales</em>
A Review of Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019
This posthumously published collection of essays by Oliver Sacks further cements the neurologist’s place in the pantheon of science writers.
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall | Mar 1, 2019
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>Book Excerpt from <em>The Environment</em>
Book Excerpt from The Environment
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
The authors of a new history of humanity's relationship with the environment detail how climate change fits into the equation.
&ldquo;The Environment&rdquo; Is Only 70 Years Old
“The Environment” Is Only 70 Years Old
Paul Warde, Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin | Feb 1, 2019
A new book traces the surprisingly short history of the environment as a shared conceptual construct.
The &ldquo;Science&rdquo; of Hangovers
The “Science” of Hangovers
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall | Jan 1, 2019
As advanced as humans are, we still don’t have a handle on how to tame our response to a night of drinking.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, “The Final Assault,” author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Racing for the Ribosome
Racing for the Ribosome
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 1, 2018
Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan’s new book recounts the tale of researchers striving to understand an ancient molecular machine that is essential for all life.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter&rsquo;s Autism
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.