David Kaplan explores the leading theories for the origin of life on our planet.
Catherine Dulac of Harvard University discusses the roots of “male” and “female” parenting behaviors in mammalian brains.
Jelani Nelson explains how his streaming algorithms answer questions about big data without having to remember everything they’ve seen.
Bryna Kra explains how to describe complex systems in symbols.
Cora Dvorkin explains her approach to exploring dark matter.
Physicist Jeff Gore of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discusses the puzzle of high diversity in ecosystems, and how his background in physics has influenced his experimental approach to studying ecology.
Carlos Gershenson explains how principles of adaptation and self-organization can help transportation systems beat traffic jams and other urban mobility problems.