Volker Brendel, professor of biology and computer science, looks at strings of numbers on a dark computer screen. Behind the data lie the solutions to hunger and malnutrition.
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Cognitive science professor Douglas Hofstadter pointed to an ornament of an elephant on his fireplace and asked, “What actually is this? You might say it’s an elephant. I might say it’s an ornament.”
A green square human moved around the screen, piecing together blocks to construct pillars and ceilings. In the video game Minecraft, the player builds their own environment, which could mean the Globe Theatre, the showcase for Shakespearean plays.
The responsibility for preventing pregnancy often falls on women, but a new birth control shot for men might challenge that idea.
Whether people use it to binge Netflix streams or order Christmas presents on Amazon, the internet has freed up time and energy for the entire economy.
As the nation transitions into a new presidency, some scientists say Donald Trump’s proposed environmental policies could have immediate and destructive consequences.
People are divided on what college is good for.
Working away at equations on a chalkboard might seem as interesting as watching paint dry, but, from crystals to deoxrybonucleic acid, math is infinitely more than meets the eye.
Brian Schmidt, vice chancellor of the Australian National University and 2011 Physics Nobel Prize winner, explained the origins and future of the universe Wednesday night in the Whittenberger Auditorium.
In what many commentators are calling one of the most heated elections in the nation’s history, one issue remains cold: Russia.
When he’s not sailing his boats or preparing apple cider on his farm in Maine, Daniel Dennett ponders big questions: What is consciousness? How did it emerge in humans? How is it related to the brain and mind?
Research on new types of chemical reactions could create more fuel-efficient cars.
One in four American adults suffers from mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Genetic engineering might seem like a vision from a dystopian future, but it’s been with humans for centuries.
As physicists discover the nature of exotic matter, they share their serendipitous stories behind the hard work leading to those successes.
In light of recent political events, people across the country have raised concerns about treatment of women — even in the world of philosophy.
Approaching the presidential election, Muslims have become a relevant swing group in deciding the future of the nation.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and, with chemical molecules, a combination of smaller atoms can make something greater, too.
With recent advances in self-driving cars, people have wondered how well computers can think like people.
Science has something to say. From the future climate of the planet to the health of newborn babies, a group of students at IU is using a new platform to tell the public what science has to say.