Forget lung, breast or prostate cancer: why tumour naming needs to change. The conventional way of classifying metastatic cancers according to their organ of origin is denying people access to drugs that could help them.

Causation in neuroscience. Keeping mechanism meaningful.

How can people become happier? A systematic review of preregistered experiments.

The decimal point is 150 years older than historians thought.

A new map of the universe suggests dark matter shaped the cosmos.

Baruch Spinoza and the art of thinking in dangerous times.

Interview with Claire Voisin, who won this year’s Crafoord Prize in Mathematics for research inspired by string theory. "My field of mathematics was revolutionized by the late French mathematician Alexander Grothendieck in the 1960s. And the starting point was a sort of revolution in the way of understanding geometry: what is a space? When you define what a space is, you give total priority to the study of functions."

Lorraine Daston on Linnaeus. “If he sounds odd to those who hold a view of Enlightenment science as rational and orderly, perhaps that’s because real Enlightenment science was a great deal weirder than that.”

Interview with Thomas Ostermeier.

Fields Medal winner Cédric Villani explains some of John Nash's extraordinary theorems. John Nash was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in game theory, but his contributions to mathematics were actually more groundbreaking.

Categories we live by. Or how we sort the world: Gregory Murphy on the psychology of categories.

Bayesianism and wishful thinking are compatible.

How does chronic stress harm the gut? New clues emerge.

Greenland’s glaciers are retreating everywhere and all at once.

What makes for ‘good’ mathematics? Terrence Tao joins Steven Strogatz for another interesting episode of The Joy of Why.

Recent breakthroughs in dementia treatments have been hailed as successes, but after decades of disappointing research it is difficult to be optimistic.

Vaclav Smil and the value of doubt.

How the Amazon rainforest is being illegally seized and destroyed.

Home-grown archaeologists reveal how people overcame the challenges of life on the Canary Islands 1800 years ago.

Noise pollution.

Art philanthropy in the US is localized and depends on prestige of the art organization.

Strategies intended to safeguard forests and homes have instead increased the likelihood that they’ll burn.

Morality without the metaphysics.

Inside the music industry’s high-stakes A.I. experiments.