Aug 19, 2021
Most people think they know humanity’s history of space exploration, from Sputnik to NASA to our recent shift toward privatized space travel. But what if there was a lost history of our origins with space science that would make us rethink the whole narrative?
Jordan Bimm is a postdoctoral researcher at the...
Aug 5, 2021
By 2050 humanity is going to have to produce 50% more food in order to feed a growing population. That’s a lot, especially given that we currently have trouble feeding the current global population, and that food production is already responsible for about a third of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change.
Jul 29, 2021
The University of Chicago Podcast Network is excited to announce the launch of a new show, it’s called "Entitled" and it’s about human rights. Co-hosted by lawyers and UChicago Law School Professors, Claudia Flores and Tom Ginsburg, Entitled explores the stories around why rights matter and what’s the matter...
Jul 15, 2021
Many of the most important moments in our lives rely on the
judgment of others. We expect doctors to diagnose our illnesses
correctly, and judges to hand out rulings fairly. But there’s a
massive flaw in human judgment that we’re just beginning to
understand, and it’s called “noise.”
In a new book, former...
Jul 1, 2021
Even if you’ve never eaten an Impossible Burger, you’ve probably heard of them. But you may not know the science and story behind those meatless products.
Pat Brown is a University of Chicago alum, the founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, and a scientist at Stanford University. He says the meat industry is the...