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water pollution

Humanity has proven itself capable of many great and terrible things: we've developed inspiring art and set foot on the moon. But what did we think would happen when we replaced our pollinator fields and natural habitats with factories and parking lots?


Sleep renders us physically vulnerable for a third of each day. Some animals sleep at night, others can only let half their brain sleep at a time. And what are dreams all about? Dr. Michael Howell clues us in.

Jack El-Hai

True crime writing holds the potential for any number of narrative perspectives and a focus on character development, as Jack El-Hai will explain.

March 16, 2016

James Baldwin

One of the defining characteristics of our humanity is our need for connection, to feel loved. What happens when society stands between you and your happiness?

Frazee and Thomas

No longer a "vanity press" industry, self-publishing has become a viable channel for aspiring authors to retain creative control over their work.

Airmen pose before a bomber in South Pacific.

What was the impression of the native Melanesians and French colonists when the US troops arrived to defend the South Pacific? "It was as if the Martians had landed."

Iranian flag

Iran has grown and redefined itself for centuries, changing its name, leadership, and religion. But what have been the guiding ideals of this nation, and what does it want to be today?

January 13, 2016

3D-printed robotic arm grasps a small ball

The promise and potential of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, are an exciting flare in the cultural imagination.

January 6, 2016

Roaring lion

Dr. Craig Packer works to conserve the last great lion and wildlife refuges in Africa, going up against ancient tribal traditions and modern-day trophy hunting.

John Fite

It is a great time to be in IT. As more and more people's lives go digital, there have never been so many ways to make a positive impact on the world and lead a satisfying life in the process.