A UChicago paleontologist puts aside dinosaur hunting when he discovers a never-before-seen ancient society.
Developmental biologist Nipam Patel explains the importance of studying organisms and the research happening at the Marine Biological Laboratory.
A computer scientist at UChicago explains how artificial intelligence can break crucial systems and be broken itself.
Eve Ewing explains how race, history and ‘institutional mourning’ intersect in the largest mass public school closing in U.S. history.
Prof. Harold Pollack promotes ‘evidence-based optimism’ to tackle our most complex social issues—from finances to crime to health care.
A leading scholar on race and politics says some of our assumptions about millennials are all wrong.
UChicago cosmologist discusses discovery of gravitational waves and colliding black holes.
Kathleen Belew traces the history of white supremacy, from Vietnam through the Oklahoma City bombing
Economist discusses global energy, impact of air pollution on society and why scientists should talk clearly about climate change
In this alumni edition of Big Brains, David Axelrod discusses the midterms, the rise in divisive politics from Obama to Trump and why young people make him optimistic about our future