The Ultimate Mystery of the Universe

Stephen Wolfram ponders what a unified theory of the universe might look like.

Can We Automate Invention?

We have discovered ways to automate some discoveries. But are our axioms necessarily the result of the evolution of human thought anyway?

How the Universe Is Like a Computer Program

What if science could describe the universe in terms of a computer program? Would that program be incredibly complex or incredibly simple?

Why Now Is the Time for Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha had essentially been in the works for 25 years, but the time wasn’t right until last year to unveil it to the public.