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Storm clouds over a city

Floods, drought, crime waves, terrorism, and superstorms. The modern city faces myriad catastrophes and crises. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, tells us how cities can cope with these challenges, and what they can do to bounce back. Read More...

A delicious burger

Trade in your burgers and chicken wings for cricket flour and meatless protein. Bitty Food’s Megan Miller and Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown tell you why your dinner is going to look radically different in 20 years. Read More...

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...

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