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Loneliness Can Be Toxic

Isolation from others can lead to a range of illnesses and even premature death. New science is probing causes and solutions to the problem of social disconnection

January 9, 2018 — Francine Russo

My Year on "Mars"

Physicist Christiane Heinicke spent 365 days sequestered with five others in a geodesic dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano to test what isolation might do to the psyches of the crew on a Mars mission

January 2, 2018 — Christiane Heinicke

How Snakes Lost Their Legs

New fossil analyses and insights from evolutionary developmental biology elucidate the long-sought origin of serpents

January 2, 2018 — Hongyu Yi
A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

A Guide to the World Bitcoin Created

The first big digital currency gave us a glimpse of a new economic order—one that raises more questions than answers

December 14, 2017 — John Pavlus

Confronting Common Wisdom