Dark money, microbes, oppressive ads, and overconfidence. It’s this week’s Innovation Hub. Read More...

When did the fight for human rights begin? According to Lynn Hunt, the 18th century. And why? One answer is rather unexpected: the rise of the novel.

Childhood experiences can drastically affect a person’s health for the rest of their life. We talk to a doctor about what that means for medicine.

Science gave us penicillin, the moon landing, and the theory of evolution. But scientists can also make really big mistakes.

Science gave us penicillin, the moon landing, and the theory of evolution. But scientists also make mistakes. NPR’s Richard Harris tells us why, and what the consequences are. Read More...

There’s a health epidemic that doctors have been ignoring for decades. We talk with Dr. Vincent Felitti about how childhood trauma can affect adults’ health. Read More...

Human rights are hotly-debated, but when did that debate begin? UCLA’s Lynn Hunt talks about what might have been the formative moment for human rights - and how we’re constantly changing our definition of equality. Read More...

Parents won’t shut up about their kids being precious. And with American birth rates declining, they’re actually right.

Geckos can help us perform surgery, and kingfishers can help us design trains. We dive into the world of biologically-inspired design.

Being lonely isn’t just bad for your emotional health, it’s bad for your physical health. We talk about why Americans are lonelier than ever and what can be done about it.

Our kids are our future, so what happens when we start having fewer of them? Dowell Myers and Fariborz Ghadar explain. Read More...

Loneliness is a drag. But it’s also bad for your health. We find out why feeling lonely is as dangerous as obesity. Read More...

The key to advancing medicine might be found right in your backyard. Harvard’s Jeff Karp finds inspiration in nature to create medical solutions for humans. Read More...

Join us as we take a delicious look back at an iconic American dessert. Read more....

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