Science and Technology

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s beloved National Park system. I could think of no one better to reflect on the importance...More

steady state economics

Writer Benjamin Kunkel bookmarks Herman Daly's "Steady-State Economics."More

athlete

You know those moments when everything clicks and you’re performing at your peak? There’s a science behind flow states.More

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Neuroscientist John Krakauer blasts the “dumb jock” stereotype with research on the cognitive brilliance of athletes.More

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So you’re a serious runner? Consider the Self-Transcendence Race, running around the same half-mile loop for 3,100 miles.More

Tommy Caldwell, at his base camp in the middle of the Dawn Wall.

Tommy Caldwell talks about his lifelong obsession with climbing.More

Alex Honnold

He may have already conquered El Capitan, but Alex Honnold can dream up far more daring and dangerous adventures.More

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How Ethan Smith overcame OCD and a crippling fear of self harm.More

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Science writer Sharon Begley on how anxiety drives modern day compulsions.More

Hope Jahren

Nothing makes Hope Jahren happier than tinkering in her lab, studying fossilized plants. More

Freeman Dyson

What he learned from Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and Richard Feynman.More

folding microscope

Manu Prakash invented a paper microscope that’s now being used in research labs and classrooms around the world.More

magic in the internet

Despite pining for landline telephones, writer Virginia Heffernan sees magic in the potential of the internet.More

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Why we must take care in eschewing analog imperfection in pursuit of more perfect digital sound.More

Angry person

Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett runs a lab where she studies emotions and says that if you pay attention, everyday anger can be a source of wisdom.More

Glitched woman

Siri Hustvedt on developing voices on new platforms, all while coping with old-fashioned sexism. More

Zoe Quinn

An impromptu guide from one of our guests on how to properly secure your online life.More

Women online, under attack

Facing the costs to being a victim of online harassment, where’s the law when you need it?More

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