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To Unweave a Rainbow: Science and the Essence of Being Human

11/28/16See Comments

As long ago as the early 19th century, the poet Keats bemoaned the washing away of the world’s beauty and mystery in the wake of...[Read More]


Flame Challenge: What is Sound?

11/17/16See Comments

Alan Alda has issued this year’s challenge to the world’s top scientists: What is sound? In an action-packed hour of interactive demonstrations, Alan and a...[Read More]


Epic Stories of Genius: Science on Stage and Screen

11/17/16See Comments

Marie Curie. Albert Einstein. Richard Feynman. Srinivasa Ramanujan. John Nash. Alan Turing. Rosalind Franklin. James Watson. Great minds that have blazed the trails of understanding...[Read More]


Beyond Beauty: The Predictive Power of Symmetry

10/28/16See Comments

From a bee’s hexagonal honeycomb to the elliptical paths of planets, symmetry has long been recognized as a vital quality of nature. Einstein saw symmetry...[Read More]


My Neurons, My Self

10/21/16See Comments

With ever more refined techniques for measuring complex brain activity, scientists are challenging the understanding of thought, memory and emotion–what we have traditionally called “the...[Read More]


Science and Story: The Instinct for Curiosity

10/11/16See Comments

Award-winning writers take the stage to share their quirky, engrossing, and sometimes shocking insights about human anatomy and social psychology. Mary Roach, widely regarded as...[Read More]


It’s Alive, But Is It Life: Synthetic Biology and the Future of Creation

09/29/16See Comments

For decades, biologists have read and edited DNA, the code of life. Revolutionary developments are giving scientists the power to write it. Instead of tinkering...[Read More]


Shaking Up the Dark Universe: The Dark Horses of Dark Matter

09/22/16See Comments

Forget what you think you know about dark matter. After a 30-year search for a single, as yet unidentified, species of dark matter particle that...[Read More]

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09/07/16See Comments

The prestigious Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for major advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience—the big, the small and the complex. The 2016...[Read More]


Barry Barish: On The Shoulders Of Giants

08/25/16See Comments

Acknowledging the scientists who blazed intellectual trails before him, Isaac Newton wrote, “If I have seen a little further it was by standing on the...[Read More]