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The Next 50 Years: Anybody Out There?
Astronomer Caroline Morley speculates on the possibility of finding life on other planets in the near future.
The Next 50 Years: A Model of Life on the Atomic Scale
Can we simulate life — in all its messy complexity and at the scale of each individual atom — in a computer?
Science Amid the Social Distance
A compilation from our previous episodes that we hope will help you find some solace right now: in rediscovering life, the people we're closest with...
The Next 50 Years: An A.I. Designed to Make Life Better
Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more a part of our daily lives. But will AI have mostly positive or negative impacts on society?
The Next 50 Years: Your Perfect Meal and Exercise Plan
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to be able to follow a specific diet or exercise plan and others fail? The answer might...
The Next 50 Years: A Global Census of Life
Biologist David Hillis aims to discover the 80 percent of species on Earth that scientists know nothing about in the next few decades.
Coming Soon: A New Podcast Miniseries
In January 2020, we will be releasing a new miniseries called The Next 50 Years.
You Belong Here: What It Takes for Success in College
Why do so many first-year students struggle in college? Who is most likely to fail? And what can professors and staff do to help them...
Experimental Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Elicits Strong Immune Response
After decades of research, an effective RSV vaccine now seems within reach
New AI Sees Like a Human, Filling in the Blanks
An artificial intelligence agent that can glance quickly at parts of a new environment and infer the full scene might be more effective on dangerous...