Three things to remember this week:

1. Skyscrapers might be beautiful and majestic… but architects probably shouldn’t build them anymore. Professor John Ochsendorf says most buildings today only last about 50 years, and that we could do better by taking a few pointers from the ancients.

2. Hacker collectives, pirate ships, and street gangs might be more creative than Silicon Valley. Author Alexa Clay tells us what we can learn from a ‘misfit economy.'

3. When Carl Sagan first got popular, other scientists thought he was selling out. Professor Declan Fahy looks at the tremendous rise of “celebrity scientists,” and how they now influence our daily lives.

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