Articles by Laura Helmuth
Somehow, the brain is greater than the sum of its parts
Birds must be geniuses because they use quantum mechanics to navigate
The director of the Natural History Museum discusses why understanding evolution is so critical
One appeared on the very top of one of the highest fingers and grasped the tip in what appeared to be a moment of victory: King of the Hill
The swampy nature preserve is home to many of southern Florida’s infamous reptile natives
Set atop a tectonic hotspot, the small island is home to breathtaking eruptions and other geologic sites
The ultimate roadside attraction features a T. rex that shakes its head, snaps its jaws and RAWRs
There are endless variations on frijoles, and each family has its own distinctive recipe
Iceland is pretty much the least habitable of all the places that people have inhabited. But visiting it is like hiking through a geology textbook
Just a quick note that Science magazine's website is running a live chat this afternoon at 3:00 about new techniques to reveal color in fossils
"I was learning for the first time about all the gremlins that stand between the researcher and The Answer."
When it comes to this complex, mysterious, fascinating organ, what do—and don’t—we know?