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The neuroscientist Erich Jarvis found that songbirds’ vocal skills and humans’ spoken language are both rooted in neural pathways for controlling learned movements.
Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms.
Edward Witten reflects on the meaning of dualities in physics and math, emergent space-time, and the pursuit of a complete description of nature.
Federico Ardila opens up about his journey as a mathematician, teacher, Colombian transplant, DJ and creator of mathematical spaces.
And not destroy humanity in the process.
To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.