
The Unsolvable Problem
by Meera Aravinth Imagine working for years to prove that a problem can never be solved. A team of mathematicians did exactly that, proving the undecidability of the spectral gap. But what exactly does it mean for a problem to be unsolvable or undecidable? Mathematician Gödel proved in the 20th century that certain mathematical claims…

CRISPR Provides the Potential to Cut Down Malaria: But Should We?
by Saira Somnay Mosquitos: not just pesky causers of bug bites, but also deadly agents of infection. Should scientists find a way to get rid of them, or would that cause more harm than good? Society may have to answer that question soon. A research team at the Imperial College in London has formulated a…