Lauren Ancel Meyers combines a deep knowledge of biology and statistics and biology to create models that help us deal with seasonal epidemics like influenza and major worldwide pandemics.
And what do we mean by “intelligence,” anyway? If there were, how would they get here, and why would they want to? We talk to astrophysicist Paul Davies about his lifelong exploration of these questions.
Who are the adults in the room? The kids, apparently. We talk to four young New Mexicans taking action against climate disruption. They’re part of a world-wide climate strike on September 20.
There are no limits to what a group of women can do when they get together–and organize. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United tells about three decades of activism, mutual support, and social change.
Jason Rezaian and his wife were taken from their home at gunpoint and accused of a bizarre list of crimes. Rezaian writes about his harrowing imprisonment–and the team effort it took to secure his release.
An eight-year-old girl died at the hands of her own mother. Could this have been prevented by better oversight and intervention? Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney‘s new book is about how many children’s lives could be saved and improved.
Some say its snake oil. Others say it cured them of serious illness. Is it placebo? Is it scientific? Filmmaker Laurel Chiten‘s documentary explores these questions and surrounding controversies.
Teen suicide defies efforts to find patterns and predictability–but it shatters families, schools, and communities. We talk to Searchlight New Mexico’s Nick Pachelli about the story of Albuquerque teen Aurra Gardner.
Tens of thousands of migrants are waiting — on both sides of the border — for their asylum cases to be heard. But they face many challenges, both legal and logistical, to being heard.
Virtually everybody makes quick judgments about others based on insufficient information. But what are the consequences of those judgments in the criminal justice system–police, courts, and prisons? We talk to Barnard College – Columbia University and Santa Fe Institute professor Rajiv Sethi.