Sci and Tech

Science gave us penicillin, space travel, and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns, and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong. Read more....

The innovations that have made our health care so effective also contribute to what makes it so expensive. MIT economist (who also helped build the Affordable Care Act) Jon Gruber says we should do a cost-benefit analysis on new drugs to keep costs low. Read more....

Marc Edwards was one of the first scientists to confirm lead poisoning in Flint. But it’s the second time he found himself battling the EPA. He tells us why our country’s lead crisis will only get worse. Read more.... 

What would the internet look like if you owned a piece of it? Nathan Schneider thinks it's time for some of the biggest internet players to get cut down to size. Read more....

Where else have we seen an immigration ban like Trump’s? Walter Isaacson walks us through the history of immigration and innovation.  Read more....

How’s Silicon Valley reacting to Trump’s immigration ban? We talk with Bilal Zuberi to find out. Read more....

television

We take a dip into history and explore the story of the man whose use of tech changed television forever. Read more...

Radioactive

The word “radiation” makes many people nervous - Tim Jorgensen tells us what sources of radiation we should and shouldn’t worry about. Read more...

kill switches

With the help of technology, creditors are going to unprecedented (and sometimes illegal) lengths to pursue debtors. Read more....

paper dolls

Where do Facebook likes come from? Friends, fans, and - if you’ve got money - Bangladesh. Filmmaker Garrett Bradley takes us into the world of paid Facebook likes. Read more....

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