Kalai argues that limiting the noise in a quantum computer will also limit the computational power of the system.
Neuroscientist Erich Jarvis discusses how the brain circuitry for vocal learning in songbirds and humans evolved from systems for controlling body movements and why so few species have this ability.
Federico Ardila on the joys and challenges of teaching math and helping students find their mathematical voice.
Rebecca Goldin explains why quantitative literacy is so important.
Nigel Goldenfeld explains how condensed matter physics provides insights into the collective state of early life on Earth.