Richard Dawid: Why Trust a Theory?
Richard Dawid discusses the fine line between science and speculation.
Christoph Adami: The Information Theory of Life
Christoph Adami explains how information theory can explain the persistence of life.
Joan Strassmann: The Woman Who Stared at Wasps
Joan Strassmann explains the benefits of studying social amoebas.
Gabriela González: Searching the Sky for the Wobbles of Gravity
Gabriela González explains how to measure black-hole collisions using gravitational waves.
What Is a Species?
David Kaplan explains why a simple definition of ‘species’ is hard to come by.
Nima Arkani-Hamed’s Visions of Future Physics
Nima Arkani-Hamed makes his “big-picture” case for building a 100-TeV particle collider.
Nancy Moran: An Explorer of Life’s Deepest Partnerships
Nancy Moran explains how colony collapse disorder led her to study the bacteria that live in the guts of bees.
James Bullock: The Case for Complex Dark Matter
James Bullock explains why dark matter might be more complicated than astronomers have assumed.
How Does Symmetry Shape Nature’s Laws?
David Kaplan explains how the search for hidden symmetries leads to discoveries like the Higgs boson.