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Computer programming, energy storage, and casual conversations all have often-unnoticed ripple effects. This week, we dig deeper into some of the aspects of our lives that people rarely give a second thought. Read More...

There’s a woman who made modern software possible. Here’s her story. Read More...

People are paying attention to clean energy these days. But is the field sustainable as a business model? Read More...

Did you know that we say “yes” a lot faster than we say “no”? Linguistics professor and author N.J. Enfield talks with us about the quirks and patterns in how we speak. Read More...

This week, we’re gearing up for the holidays with some serious shopping, a little chocolate... and a trip to Levittown, New York, where the modern suburb was born. Read More...

After World War II, many American GIs wanted to settle down and start families. Businessman Bill Levitt saw a huge business opportunity and helped create a new vision of suburbia. Read More...

Walmart changed the fate of retail with lower prices, more convenience, and greater selection. Now, Amazon is working off that same playbook.Read More...

Hershey isn’t just the name on a classic American candy bar. We take a look at the man who popularized milk chocolate, helped give America its sweet tooth, and built his own town. Read More...

From what the Rorschach test actually tells us, to what exactly is going on inside teenagers’ heads, we’ve got stories that explore how and why we think the way we do. Read More...

Lice-infested beds, unwashed surgical tools, and cut-off fingers - healthcare in the 1800s was a bloody affair. We take a look at the man who changed all that. Then, how much power does a protest really have? Zeynep Tufekci explores whether they have the power to change politics. Finally, there’s a common thread in art, music, storytelling, and even business-creation: creativity. Read More...

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