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The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
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.