Ten computer codes that transformed science

    From Fortran to, these advances in programming and platforms sent biology, climate science and physics into warp speed.

    Have We Already Been Visited by Aliens?

    An eminent astrophysicist argues that signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life have appeared in our skies. What’s the evidence for his extraordinary claim?

    Everything Is Broken

    And how to fix it

    Learning Curve: Learning to Suffer

    BPL columnist Maggie Slepian unpacks suffering in endurance sports - what it means, and what to do with it.

    Can You Treat Loneliness By Creating an Imaginary Friend?

    Tulpamancers imagine talking to the tulpa, sometimes for more than an hour a day, and eventually, perhaps after several months, the…

    Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

    To be successful at digital transformation you need to optimize the key feedback loops in your software engineering organization

    Have the tables turned on NoSQL?

    NoSQL was the next big thing in system architecture in 2011, but overall interest in it has plateaued recently. What is NoSQL, what does it have to do with modern development, and is it worth implementing in your project?