David Kaplan explores one of the biggest mysteries in physics: the apparent contradiction between general relativity and quantum mechanics.

What Happens if You Fall Into a Black Hole?

David Kaplan explores one of the biggest mysteries in physics: the apparent contradiction between general relativity and quantum mechanics.


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Richard Lenski: A Conductor of Evolution’s Subtle Symphony

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Richard Lenski discusses how he has been surprised by evolution.

Scientist Interviews

Michael Costanzo: Giant Genetic Map Reveals Life’s Hidden Links

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Michael Costanzo, a biologist at the University of Toronto and a lead author on the new study, explains why it’s important to understand how genes interact.

Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Helen Quinn: A Wormhole Between Physics and Education

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Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.

Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Pencils Down: Mike Zitolo of School of the Future

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Michael Zitolo is turning the way science is approached in the classroom upside down.

Pencils Down: Experiments in Education

Pencils Down: Soni Midha of East Side Community High School

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In school or in life, Soni Midha wants her math students to be able to prove why something is correct.

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Pencils Down: Channa Comer of Baychester Middle School

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Channa Comer teaches 6th-grade science. She focuses on engagement so kids will want to keep learning.

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Pencils Down: Aaron Mathieu of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

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Students need a chance to fail at science to learn about its process, says Aaron Mathieu.

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Pencils Down: Channa Comer Teaching About Scientific Controls

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What’s a control? Channa Comer challenges her students to explain and work things out for themselves.

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Pencils Down: The Art of Teaching Math and Science

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What can we learn from the best teachers on the front lines? To shine a spotlight on this linchpin of our education system, Quanta Magazine followed four master science and math teachers into their classrooms.