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  • HERO_Ochendorf

    Ingenious: John Ochsendorf

    Meet the architectural rebel who champions ancient engineers.

  • ING_Krakauer_HERO

    Ingenious: David Krakauer

    The systems theorist explains what’s wrong with standard models of intelligence.

  • Fisher_HERO

    Ingenious: Helen Fisher

    Talking sex, brains, and commitment with the best-selling scientist of love.

  • Aronson_HERO-4

    Ingenious: Scott Aaronson

    From computational complexity to quantum mechanics.

  • goldberg_HERO

    Ingenious: Ken Goldberg

    Creative robots, the Kurzweil fallacy, and what it means to be human.

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    A Mind That Unraveled DNA & Chased Consciousness

    In his most recent book, Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist, Christof Koch wrote that he has known only one genius: Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule. “In a lifetime of teaching, working and debating with some of the smartest people on the planet, I’ve encountered brilliance and high achievement, but […]

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    What If the Universe Didn’t Start With the Big Bang?

    Last week, researchers using the Planck spacecraft to study the skies announced that the polarization of light spotted by the BICEP2 experiment could be entirely explained by dust swirling around the Milky Way. This news was a bucket of cold water on the theories of many cosmologists: It meant that BICEP2 might not have been […]

  • Lightman_4

    Ingenious: Alan Lightman

    The physicist on writing, the writer on physics.

  • Sapolsky_HERO

    Ingenious: Robert Sapolsky

    The primatologist and neurologist talks turbulence—teens, stress, and the information age.

  • Dedeo_HERO

    Ingenious: Simon DeDeo

    Cosmic microwaves and crime.