The Psychological Challenges of Just Getting to Mars - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

    Though space may be the quintessential I.C.E. environment, Musk appears to be aiming to make trips to Mars—aspirationally scheduled…

    AlphaFold @ CASP13: “What just happened?”

    I just came back from CASP13, the biennial assessment of protein structure prediction methods (I previously blogged about CASP10.) I participated in a panel on deep learning methods in protein stru…

    • Environment

    Another Mass Extinction Is Underway

    And this time we’re solely to blame.

    The Woman Who Outruns the Men, 200 Miles at a Time

    Courtney Dauwalter specializes in extremely long races. But her success in winning them has opened a debate about how men’s innate strength advantages apply to endurance sports.

    • culture

    The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best

    Chefs, artists, and loved ones pay tribute to the late culinary icon.

    • Inspiration

    Fat Tyres and Friluftsliv: Bikepacking Lapland -

    Huw Oliver and Annie Le pedaled their fatbikes through mountainous snowscapes north of the Arctic Circle in hopes of better understanding friluftsliv...

    Freshwater is getting saltier, threatening people and wildlife

    Road de-icing, industrial activity and other culprits are pushing salt levels in rivers and streams to alarming levels.