For sheer color, you can’t do much better than a black hole event horizon. It swallows everything without a trace, but it also evaporates. It may contain a wall of fire created by disentangling virtual particles. Unless it’s a fuzzball made of fundamental strings, in which case it has “hair” instead of a firewall.
- Why the Earth Has Fewer Species Than We Think: A primer on the epigenome, by Peter Ward
- Kolmogorov Complexity and Our Search for Meaning: What math can teach us about finding order in our chaotic lives, by Noson S. Yanofsky
- The Online Magazine You Can’t Read Online: A software engineer tackles the distractions of online reading, by Michael Segal
- This issue also includes contributions from: Nicole M. Baran, Joel Berger, Lee Billings, Milan Ćirković, Mike Cook, Michael Hahn, Ankur Paliwal, Steve Paulson, Mark Peplow, Adam Petry, Karen Piper, Daniel Wolf Savin, Tony Veale, Peter Ward, and John Wendle.