Video: The evolutionary puzzle of human friendship

Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.

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Video: What Computers Teach Us About Being Human

In a February community lecture, Brian Christian shared his experiences as a "confederate" in an annual man vs. computer "Turing Test," offering insights on ways computers are reshaping what it means to be human. Watch his presentation here.

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Video: Unraveling the chemistry of life

In a short video profile, SFI Omidyar Fellow Rogier Braakman describes his quest to reveal how chemistry evolved in the universe, from interstellar clouds to living organisms here on Earth. Watch it here.

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Video: Indoor ecology & human health

In an SFI Community Lecture, External Professor Jessica Green describes how she and other scientists are beginning to understand the ecologies of indoor environments. The research offers new insights about sustainability and human well being. Watch it here.

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Students and their SFI mentors assess local well water quality

Three SFI researchers recently mentored four Santa Fe-area high-school students. The mentorship culminated in a community service project through which the students analyzed data on water quality from local wells, assessing the effect of water usage on levels of contamination in the well water.

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