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Do We Live In A Cosmic Donut, Infinite Trumpet, Or A Space Pringle?

11/17/14See Comments

The simple question—“what shape is the universe?”—has a stunning array of answers. Just as we live on a spherical planet but mostly experience the world...[Read More]


Walter Isaacson and John Hockenberry Settle Their Pong Rivalry At ‘The History Of The Future’

11/11/14See Comments

They might not have played this video game since the 1980s, but The Innovators author Walter Isaacson and journalist John Hockenberry got a chance to prove their...[Read More]


‘Science And Story: The History Of The Future’: Full Program

11/11/14See Comments

The history of computers is a history of competition and collaboration: Innovators have worked together, but also clashed over the place of computers in society...[Read More]


Alan Turing Vs. The Mechanical Nazi

11/03/14See Comments

Computer science pioneer and cryptanalyst Alan Turing’s crowning achievement during World War II was helping British intelligence crack the fiendishly complicated codes used by the...[Read More]


The Moth: A Neuroscientist Says ‘I Love You’ by Dr. Wendy Suzuki

10/17/14See Comments

New York University neuroscientist Dr. Wendy Suzuki talks about memory, family, and learning to say “I love you” in this excerpt from “Mercury Rising,” a...[Read More]


The Moth: A Sweet Gig by Bill Yosses

10/16/14See Comments

Former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses—whom we last saw dishing on the delicious properties of lard—talks about the peach cobbler that helped land him...[Read More]


The Moth: Losing Control by Brian Hecht

10/15/14See Comments

At “Mercury Rising,” an event presented in partnership with The Moth storytelling hour at the 2014 World Science Festival, entrepreneur Brian Hecht relates how his...[Read More]

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The Moth: The Archaeologist And The Monster by Hannah Morris

10/14/14See Comments

As the daughter of a geologist, archaeologist Hannah Morris grew up on bedtime stories of peak oil and environmental disaster that made her fear for...[Read More]


Your Brain, Upgraded: Watch ‘Cells To Silicon’

10/01/14See Comments

At present, our brains are mostly dependent on all the stuff below the neck to turn thought into action. But advances in neuroscience are making...[Read More]

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What Can’t We Predict With Math?

09/26/14See Comments

Solar eclipses are fairly predictable, but the behavior of the stock market over the next couple days…not so much. But why? Is any given problem...[Read More]