Kara Miller


Our leaders should be deeply empathetic people, right? Well, according to Paul Bloom, empathy can actually get in the way of helping people.

Mandatory voting, a council of presidents, more bureaucrats... Parag Khanna says that this is what American democracy should look like.

Man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. So why exactly aren’t we doing more about it?


Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski spent their lives studying child geniuses. Their advice on how to create a baby Einstein? Do nothing.

Ugh, 2016, just go home already. Conspiracy theories have gotten a lot of attention in the last year, but psychologist Rob Brotherton says they've been around for a long time.

Thomas Gilovich thinks he can make you wise... or at least, the wisest person in the room. And the good news? Being wise might just make you happier, too.

Want to become wise? Well, you should first figure out what wisdom actually is. Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich explains. Read more....

If you want to learn how to roast the perfect chicken, you’ve come to the right place. Mark Bittman talks about cooking - and eating - without fear.

Your dream job doesn’t always turn out to be your dream job. Millennial’s Megan Tan explains how she turned her part-time passion into her full-time career.

Having trouble learning something? Take a break. Barbara Oakley dives into how we actually learn.

The story of a culinary experience you’ve almost certainly had - with a backstory you may not know as well. Read more...

Want to know anything and everything about cooking? There’s one person you should turn to. Mark Bittman. Read more...

Want to be a scientist, but never made it past high school algebra? Barbara Oakley talks with us about why there may still be hope for you - and why you might even have a leg up. Read more...

Our memories of events change over time. Researcher Julia Shaw explains why our recollections may differ - sometimes pretty drastically - from what actually happened.

Almost all of modern medicine is developed using mice - and that’s a problem. Why? I-Hub’s Caroline Lester investigates.

Modern chickens grow so fast that, if they were 6-lb human newborns, they’d weigh 660 pounds within two months. I know. We’re scared too. Emelyn Rude explains how America invented the modern chicken.

Why do we use mice for medical research? As I-Hub’s Caroline Lester found out, it all started with fancy mice. Read more...

You can read a book from 100 years ago… but will your descendants be able to access a USB drive? A look at the world of digital memory. Read more...

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