Science and Technology

against nature

How do you go from producing riveting stories about real people for "This American Life" to writing surreal short stories? Diane Cook is the person to ask.More

ruined boats

There’s a lot of scientific debate about the future of climate change. But have you ever considered the worst case scenario? David Wallace-Wells gives us one terrifying glimpse into the future.More

The thoroughly domesticated dog

Merrill Markoe loves dogs. She’s written two novels and many comic essays about our furry friends. Doug Gordon sat down to talk with her about how dogs became our besties.  More

Twins

Bioethicist Julian Savulescu says we have a moral obligation to use new technology to create the best possible children.

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Rock climber Alex Honnold burst onto the scene a few years ago with some breathtaking solo climbs in Zion and Yosemite, and he’s pushed the limits for what climbers thought possible.More

Twitterstorm of bots

Computer scientist Filippo Menczer has evidence of a bot campaign targeting one of Twitter's biggest power users: President Trump.More

TTBOOK

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s beloved National Park system. I could think of no one better to reflect on the importance...More

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."More

athlete

You know those moments when everything clicks and you’re performing at your peak? There’s a science behind flow states.More

basketball

Neuroscientist John Krakauer blasts the “dumb jock” stereotype with research on the cognitive brilliance of athletes.More

shoe

So you’re a serious runner? Consider the Self-Transcendence Race, running around the same half-mile loop for 3,100 miles.More

Tommy Caldwell, at his base camp in the middle of the Dawn Wall.

Tommy Caldwell talks about his lifelong obsession with climbing.More

bedroom

How Ethan Smith overcame OCD and a crippling fear of self harm.More

person checking their phone

Science writer Sharon Begley on how anxiety drives modern day compulsions.More

Hope Jahren

Nothing makes Hope Jahren happier than tinkering in her lab, studying fossilized plants. More

Freeman Dyson

Physicist Freeman Dyson reflects on what he learned from Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Richard Feynman.More

folding microscope

Manu Prakash invented a paper microscope that’s now being used in research labs and classrooms around the world.More

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.More

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