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Time is an invention. And a fairly recent one.Vanessa Ogle tells us why – and when – we became slaves to the clock.

Water could be the new oil. NASA’s Jay Famiglietti explains the myriad ways we’re mismanaging our water – and why that could lead to conflict.

There's a way to beat the roulette wheel. Two ways, in fact. Take a peek into the world of some very smart gamblers.

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Students do an experiment

Some scientists are donning lab coats and heading to the classroom to work with grade schoolers. Read more...

Dry lake bed of Folsom Lake

A worldwide drought has raised major concerns about whether our cities – and the food we love – is sustainable. Read more...

Hand of blackjack

Not only is gambling all around us, it’s usually a better bet than you might think. Read more...

A clock beneath a skyscraper

It can be hard to think of a world without standardized time. But up until the late 19th century, time wasn’t that big a deal. Vanessa Ogle dives into the invention of time. Read more...

Older man reads a newspaper, a young man reads a tablet.

From cyber crime to nature's best algorithm, we're taking a look about how something old can surprise us in new ways. Read more...

Stacks of books

In a world saturated with political tweets and SNL cameos, it's easy to get sick of spin. But the technology of spin has always been crucial to the presidency. David Greenberg gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how we get spun.

More minorities and women are getting into tech! And that's where the problems start. The story you haven’t heard about why talented people are giving up and dropping out.

Is America an engine of growth? Try some jumper cables. Economist Robert Gordon argues that the glory days are long gone.

Delicious sushi

Thanks to creative presentation and marketing, the California Roll forever changed the American diet. Read more…

Theodore Roosevelt gives speech at Pomona College

Political spin is as old as politics itself. Professor David Greenberg tells us how our elected officials have developed new and creative ways to get their message across. Read more...

Women skype conference call

The “pipeline problem” isn’t just old news; it’s distracting us from the real reasons why there aren’t more minorities in tech. Read more...

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