John Brockman's Edge Question is a major event in the intellectual calendar each year — its roots go back to talks he had with Isaac Asimov and others in 1980. This year's question, "What do you think about machines that think?" drew essays from Daniel C. Dennett, Nicholas Carr, Steven Pinker, Freeman Dyson, George Church and ...
Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will give a lecture titled "Helping the Public Get Beyond a Blind Date with Science" at the University of Vermont on Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center.
A new study shows that more than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals — like bees — continue to decline.