The epic post-human story of Ramez Naam’s Nexus trilogy has finally come to an end—and the final volume, Apex, is coming out as an audiobook. And we’ve got an excerpt. Meet the intelligences that are set to replace us, and find out why “the next few minutes will decide the future of intelligence on planet Earth.”
We praised Ramez Naam’s Nexus for its “persuasively realistic portrait of human enhancement.” Now the third book in his Nexus trilogy, Apex, is out tomorrow — and we’ve got an exclusive look at the first chapter!
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope, or APEX, is on Earth, but surrounded by ice spikes that make the landscape look decidedly alien. These "sculptures" are natural formations known as penitentes. And they form where it's very cold and very dry.
Members of a massive galaxy-mapping project started a few years ago have just unveiled the first of several atlases they will produce of our Milky Way's galactic disc. These images of "cold dust" in the galaxy show where stars will ignite.