David Kaplan explains how the law of increasing entropy could drive random bits of matter into the stable, orderly structures of life.
John Novembre explains how he uses genomic data to map human history.
Sharon Glotzer explains how emergence, entropy and order can all fit together.
Sylvia Serfaty explains why you don’t have to be a genius to become a mathematician.
Marcus Feldman explains how he models the effects of a cultural preference — in this case, a preference for sons over daughters in China.