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Of all of the applications for additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, food tends to be the most universally popular.
David McRaney, author of You Are Not So Smart, tells us how "humbling epiphanies" can be rewarding, even deeply pleasurable.
In today's ever-changing and highly volatile world we have no shortage of predictions. What we do have is an accountability shortage.
In today's lesson, Ross Pomeroy explores how researchers are learning how the parasite is Toxoplasma gondii "weasels its way into the brain," producing "some subtle and startling changes in the host's behavior."
"Why is the mass of the electron what it is and not 12 times larger or half the size?"
David Arenson takes the position that your life's mission is to love yourself.
"With great power comes great responsibility."
Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan argues in his new book, What You're Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential, that success is not about meeting someone else's definition, but...
How your child can join the universally human undertaking that is science, and from that moment embrace technology as something that is to be celebrated rather than feared.
In today's lesson, Mary Roach explores how these friendly microbes keep you healthy.
Rigorous review is not a new idea. In fact, it's a method of evaluation that goes back to ancient Greece. It needs to be reclaimed.
Is innovation best pursued through fear or through long-term thinking?
If the maxim "Life finds a way" happens to hold true on a distant planet, it likely not to be our way.
We can only overcome our estrangement with people and products through refamiliarization, or the process of becoming reacquainted with humanity.
We need to support today's "Eco Warriors" so they can "get to work and keep on raising the awareness and push corporations, governments, society at large to make better decisions."
Before artificial light was bent to our will, most people would retire shortly after dusk, sleep for four or five hours, awaken for an hour or two, then drift back to sleep again until sunrise. Doesn't that...