David Kaplan explains how the law of increasing entropy could drive random bits of matter into the stable, orderly structures of life.
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.
Elena Aprile explains how she hunts for dark matter in the world’s largest underground laboratory.