Are there underlying laws of biological organisms, as there are laws of physics? What fundamental rules govern living things, and how do these rules map onto human-created communities? Geoffrey West walks us through these questions, and their far-reaching implications for long-term sustainability.
… is the new book by forensic psychiatrist and former CIA officer Marc Sageman, who analyzes the backgrounds and motivations of neojihadist terrorists, and maps a path forward based on social science rather than political posturing.
… of science, of understanding, of language, of mathematics… a philosophical conversation about science with David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute.
Journalist Laurence Gonzales tells stories about natural and man-made disasters, who survives, and why.
A conversation with computer scientists Ken Stanley about the value of exploration and serendipity…and the data backing it up.