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Stories by Quanta Magazine

Why Nature Prefers Couples, Even for Yeast

Some species have the equivalent of many more than two sexes, but most do not. A new model suggests the reason depends on how often they mate

July 20, 2018 — Jordana Cepelewicz and Quanta Magazine

Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the Better

The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries

June 12, 2017 — Esther Landhuis and Quanta Magazine