David Kaplan explores the leading theories for the origin of life on our planet.

How Did Life Begin on Earth?

David Kaplan explores the leading theories for the origin of life on our planet.


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In Theory

Is That ‘Bump’ a New Particle?

David Kaplan reports on a potentially exciting new signal at the Large Hadron Collider.

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David Deamer: How We’re Studying the Origins of Life

David Deamer explains how his laboratory mimics the extreme conditions found on volcanoes in the early Earth.

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Michael Atiyah’s Imaginative State of Mind

Michael Atiyah discusses beauty in mathematics.

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Are We Alone in the Universe?

David Kaplan explores the best ways to search for alien life on distant planets.

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Leslie Valiant: Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life

Leslie Valiant explains the term “ecorithm.”

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Richard Dawid: Why Trust a Theory?

Richard Dawid discusses the fine line between science and speculation.

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Christoph Adami: The Information Theory of Life

Christoph Adami explains how information theory can explain the persistence of life.

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Joan Strassmann: The Woman Who Stared at Wasps

Joan Strassmann explains the benefits of studying social amoebas.

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Gabriela González: Searching the Sky for the Wobbles of Gravity

Gabriela González explains how to measure black-hole collisions using gravitational waves.