Special Section: Heroes of Science
We celebrate the heroes who propelled science forward, the communicators who brought science to the public, the families who kept science going for decades and the forgotten researchers whose work lives on.
The War Over Reality
By Tim Folger
Quantum mechanics explains so much about the universe - why the sky is blue, why stars shine. But over a century after its birth, the interpretation of the theory remains as baffling as ever. Can scientists figure out what it really means?
By Marta Zaraska
Your flower garden might be brighter than it looks, but not because of the colorful petals. Turns out, plants are pretty brainy, and science is learning why and in what ways.