Articles by

Max G. Levy

The Coelacanth May Live for a Century. That’s Not Great News

Scale markings reveal that this weird fish's lifespan is double what scientists first estimated. That also means...

Watch Drones Fly Through a Fake Forest Without Crashing

Each copter doesn’t just track where the others are. It constantly predicts where they’ll go.Enrica Soria needed...

The Sneaky, Lying Flower That Pretends to Be a Rotting Beetle

Aristolochia microstoma finds love by smelling like death. Coffin flies can’t resist.It was the butterflies that tipped...

How Many People Die When Polluters Exceed Their Limits?

A new report tallies the death toll from excess emissions by looking at air pollution and spikes...

The Long, Strange Life of the World’s Oldest Naked Mole Rat

These death-defying rodents do not age normally. Will their weird biology help extend human life spans, or...

This Brain-Controlled Robotic Arm Can Twist, Grasp—and Feel

Nathan Copeland learned to move a robotic arm with his mind, but it was kind of slow....

This Is Your Brain Under Anesthesia

For the first time, researchers were able to observe, in extra-fine detail, how neurons behave as consciousness...

Where’s the Dark Matter? Look for Suspiciously Warm Planets

Physicists calculated that these mysterious particles will betray their location with heat. To prove it, they’ll need...