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Erik Verlinde describes how emergent gravity and dark energy can explain away dark matter.
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Cynthia Dwork explains how to conduct a survey that asks people if they do embarrassing — or even illicit — things.
Richard Lenski: A Conductor of Evolution’s Subtle Symphony
Richard Lenski discusses how he has been surprised by evolution.
Michael Costanzo: Giant Genetic Map Reveals Life’s Hidden Links
Michael Costanzo, a biologist at the University of Toronto and a lead author on the new study, explains why it’s important to understand how genes interact.
Helen Quinn: A Wormhole Between Physics and Education
Helen Quinn has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.
Pencils Down: Mike Zitolo of School of the Future
Michael Zitolo is turning the way science is approached in the classroom upside down.
Pencils Down: Soni Midha of East Side Community High School
In school or in life, Soni Midha wants her math students to be able to prove why something is correct.
Pencils Down: Channa Comer of Baychester Middle School
Channa Comer teaches 6th-grade science. She focuses on engagement so kids will want to keep learning.
Pencils Down: Aaron Mathieu of Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Students need a chance to fail at science to learn about its process, says Aaron Mathieu.