Nautilus, A New Literary Science Magazine, Launches

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

On April 29, a group of editors and producers from NBC, Nature, Discover, Psychology Today and Palgrave Macmillan announce the launch of Nautilus, a new kind of science magazine. Nautilus weaves leading-edge science, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world's leading thinkers and writers. 

Based in New York City, Nautilus (www.nautil.us) chooses a new topic every month and publishes a new chapter every Thursday. It includes reported features, narrative non-fiction, essays, blog posts and interviews—as well as fiction, graphic stories, and interactive widgets and games. You can stop in for just a minute, or stay for an afternoon.

It all begins with the inaugural issue, What Makes You So Special. Astrobiologists stand next to neurologists and short story writers, illustrators take a pen to zoology, and a Buddhist teaches us a lesson about our place in the cosmos. Illustrated by noted artist John Hendrix, the premiere issue asks the question: are humans unique?

"With our multi-disciplinary and multi-media storytelling, Nautilus will provide distinctive literary and visual access to the most profound questions in science, and illuminate their importance to our lives," says publisher John Steele. "Everyone from the scientist to the scholar to the intellectually curious will be engaged by Nautilus' probing style."

Issues will be available online at www.nautil.us, in print and on electronic newsstands. Nautilus has received financial support from a John Templeton Foundation grant.

Nautilus connects science to our lives, one mind-expanding topic at a time. Join us.