David Kaplan explores the leading theories for the origin of life on our planet.
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.
Cynthia Dwork explains how to conduct a survey that asks people if they do embarrassing — or even illicit — things.
Richard Lenski discusses how he has been surprised by evolution.
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 has blazed a singular path from the early days of the Standard Model to the latest overhaul of science education in the United States.