The novel is usually considered a cautionary tale for science, but its cultural legacy is much more complicated.
The rules of Western music limit originality in songs—and the human brain doesn’t want it, anyway.
The history of science has been distorted by a longstanding conviction that correct theories about nature are always the most elegant ones.
And what it could mean for the future of computing
The ancient civilization may have tracked Jupiter using sophisticated methods, but their reasons for stargazing were very different than ours.
Can science compete with magic?