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Fake ants on watermelon

They might ruin a picnic, but new research shows that ants are actually a vital part of our urban centers. Read More...

Fried calamari

Even fish caught in the U.S. may travel over 12,000 miles before it reaches your plate, says Four Fish author Paul Greenberg. Read More...

beakers

Driving a Prius may help psychologically, but to really be effective, renewable energy solutions need to happen on a national level. Dan Nocera, a leader in clean energy research, talks about big-picture solutions. Read More...

BioSkin A new technology in Japan places cooling systems on the outside of buildings. And it might solve urban heating woes. Read More...
WikiCell ice cream

Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry. Read More...

Central Park

Frederick Law Olmsted, who helped reshape America, is best known for designing Central Park. Filmmaker Lawrence Hott talks about Olmsted's troubled, fascinating, and powerful career. Read More...

Jared Diamond

Are we sowing the seeds of our own destruction? Jared Diamond, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, talks about the trends that can doom civilizations - and the steps we can take to protect ourselves. Read more...

stuff

From the Stone Age to the silicon age - we’ve always been defined by our stuff. And that’s not a bad thing - except when we start drowning in it, says materials scientist Mark Miodownik, author of Stuff Matters. Read more...

Copenhagen Wheel

Ever missed a meeting while waiting for a wayward bus? Or cycled through a couple of audiobooks while being stuck in traffic? If so, we may have the invention for you: the Copenhagen Wheel. 

Atrium

It's time to examine the challenges and opportunities around green architecture. Read More...

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