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Where do our modern ideas about race come from? Read More...

This week on Innovation Hub, we’ve got stories about twins studies, “Little House on the Prairie,” and some insightful responses from you, dear listeners, about a recent segment we did on whether we overvalue education. Read More...

How studying twins can help us understand human behavior and health. Read More...

We are a strange, complicated, and weird species. Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky explains the biological reasons behind humanity’s weirdness. Read More...

This week on Innovation Hub, we learn about different ways to keep track of the facts — from cataloging the internet to broadcasting live from the Senate. Read More...

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....

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It’s the 21st century. Why is there still a ‘war on science’? We talk about how it threatens our democracy with writer Shawn Otto. Read more....

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Climate change. Electric cars. Carbon taxes. The future of energy is confusing. Fortunately, we’ve got former Energy Secretary Steven Chu to guide us through it. Read more....

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Moral outrage is a powerful thing. But why do we care what other people do? Researcher Jillian Jordan explains. Read more....

An excerpt of Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer

Imagine explaining plate tectonics using only the 1000 most common words in the English language. XKCD’s Randall Munroe did just that, and he’s learned some lessons about science education. Read More...

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