How the tongue shaped life on earth. Since first evolving 350 million years ago, the tongue has taken myriad forms, unlocking new niches and boosting the diversity of life.

Gravitational-wave detector LIGO is back and can now spot more colliding black holes than ever.

A guide to thesis writing that is a guide to life.

What Rosalind Franklin truly contributed to the discovery of DNA’s structure. Franklin was no victim in how the DNA double helix was solved. An overlooked letter and an unpublished news article, both written in 1953, reveal that she was an equal player.

Science in the making. Digital archive of The Royal Society.

Sounds of science: how music at work can fine-tune your research. Researchers describe how listening to music at work can boost (or hamper) productivity, and share the tunes that keep them focused.

The planet is on track to reach the 1.5 ºC average by the 2030s although a new report suggests a single year will probably cross the line much sooner.

Radiocarbon timestamps left in ancient tree rings by cosmic ray bombardments can date historical events with unprecedented precision.

Cal Newport on large language models.

A new approach to computation reimagines artificial intelligence.

Chronic stress can inflame the gut.

Three ways to solve the plastics pollution crisis. Researchers are studying how more-sophisticated policies, smarter recycling and new materials could stem the tide of waste.

I’m considering buying the new Taschen catalogue of the complete etchings by Piranesi except that it’s quite big and heavy.

Review of two exhibitions about art in the computer age respectively video art.

Review of Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century by Jennifer Homans.

People, not search-engine algorithms, choose unreliable or partisan news.

Special issue of Science highlights recent advances in our understanding of autoimmune diseases.