In memoriam: Harold Morowitz

Harold Morowitz, a leading figure in shaping the scientific and popular understanding of the chemical origins of life on Earth, passed away March 22 in Fairfax, Va.

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Video: How domesticated humans evolved

During a recent SFI Community Lecture in Santa Fe, Annalee Newitz compared today's urbanization phenomenon to that of the Neolithic period, when humans first became "domesticated." Watch her talk here.

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At the heart of economics, a gamble

Simple gambles extend through all major branches of economic theory. And, according to a new paper by SFI’s Ole Peters and Murray Gell-Mann, we’ve been wrongly conceptualizing them for some 350 years.

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A new economics curriculum

Authors of a free, interactive open-access economics textbook meet at SFI to discuss new ways to teach the subject as a complex, dynamical system.

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