Exploring the vast dark universe

Laura Baudis: Dark matter | 2016

Only a tiny fraction of the matter in our universe is visible; everything else is dark.

Why toddlers are smarter than computers

Gary F. Marcus: Artificial Intelligence | 2016

Advancements in AI are changing how we analyze and process information, but they fall short when compared with the ingenuity of a three-year old.

Read-along with Bollywood

Brij Kothari: Literacy | 2016

Imagine for a moment that you wake up and were unable to read, what would be the consequences in your life?

The promise and perils of DNA editing

Eleonore Pauwels: DNA editing | 2016

Ethicist and policy expert Eleonore Pauwels is urging doctors and policy makers to look before they leap into an uncertain future.

Blockchain and a new paradigm of collectivity

Matan Field: Blockchain | 2016

First introduced by the anonymous Bitcoin inventor, Blockchain is a revolutionary new technology and concept which is now an exponential force

The universe has spoken to us

Sheila Rowan: Gravity waves | 2016

Ever heard a sound from 1.3 billion years ago? On 14 September 2015, scientists were able to sense and record a vibration of space time.

How climate change is altering the underwater soundscape

Kate Stafford: Oceanography | 2016

The underwater isn’t silent but climate change is dramatically changing the soundscape and the impact on the planet could be cataclysmic

Community DIY science

Shannon Dosemagen: DIY science | 2016

Everyone has the innate ability to perform research and draw conclusions, but not everyone has the necessary tools.

If music is playing but no one listens, does it really exist?

Agalma Foundation: Creativity | 2016

Performing two beautiful piano pieces, composer Orazio challenges auditory, visual and psychological perspectives.

The spontaneous origin of creativity

Agalma Foundation: Creativity | 2016

During their performance, an EEG charts and projects the neural activities of two pianists as they synergize, improvise and create.

A window to our health

Dennis Lo: Medical testing | 2016

Early in his career, Dennis Lo questioned why invasive and sometimes life threatening methods of diagnosing diseases in DNA, continued to take place.

Life-saving drones

Samira Hayat: Drones | 2016

The word “drone” has become synonymous with autonomous killing machine. But the technology itself isn’t inherently evil

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