This Astronomer Is Determined to Find Another Earth
After the ultra-powerful James Webb Space Telescope launches later this year, Laura Kreidberg will lead two efforts to check the weather on rocky planets orbiting other stars.
How Scientists Finally Finished the Human Genome
In 2003, the Human Genome Project announced that it had successfully sequenced the entire human genome. That wasn’t quite true. Nearly 10% of human DNA was still missing from the map. Karen Miga, a geneticist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, co-founded an effort to sequence the missing DNA.
The Standard Model: The Most Successful Scientific Theory Ever
The Standard Model is the most successful scientific theory of all time. In this explainer, Cambridge physicist David Tong creates the model, piece by piece, to provide some intuition for how all of the parts fit together to create the fundamental building blocks of our universe.