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Nov 17

The myth of Prometheus – Iseult Gillespie

Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the Gods. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Prometheus.


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Nov 17

Does It Matter Which Color Egg You Buy? (Why Are They Different?)

Ever wondered why some eggs are different colors? There’s a lot more science behind it than you might think.


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Nov 17

Why do you need to get a flu shot every year? – Melvin Sanicas

All year long, researchers at hospitals around the world collect samples from flu patients and send them to top virology experts with one goal: to design the vaccine for the next flu season. But why do we need a new one every year? Vaccines for diseases like mumps and polio offer a lifetime of protection with two shots early in life; what’s so special about the flu? Melvin Sanicas explains.


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Nov 17

Trash Collecting Boats are Cleaning up India’s Rivers.

The boats scoop up floating waste and bring it to shore to be collected.


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Nov 17

What is the tragedy of the commons? – Nicholas Amendolare

Is it possible that overfishing, super germs, and global warming are all caused by the same thing? In 1968, a man named Garrett Hardin sat down to write an essay about overpopulation. Within it, he discovered a pattern of human behavior that explains some of history’s biggest problems. Nicholas Amendolare describes the tragedy of the commons.


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Nov 17

The Nuclear Waste Problem

Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and most available sources of power on earth.


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Nov 17

Elon Musk’s Basic Economics

Imagine a $2,000 car… or a $100 laptop… or a $70 iPhone… or imagine any product, ten times cheaper than it was.


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Nov 17

How Bill Gates reads books

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. He told us the four things he does to get the most out of his reading.


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Nov 17

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges puts you into an AR lightsaber duel

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is a recently released augmented reality toy created by Disney and Lenovo, where you can use your phone to fight lightsaber duels and play Holochess.


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Nov 17

Google Pixel Buds review

Google’s Pixel Buds get a few of the basics right when it comes to wireless earbuds. Language translation via the Google Translate app is helpful in a pinch, and the Google Assistant experience is genuinely fast and fun. But these $159 earbuds are fussy, from the way that they fit in your ears to the way that they fit in the case. And not everyone will love the open design, which lets lots of outside noise in. The Pixel Buds are Google’s first attempt at making wireless earbuds, and it shows.


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Nov 17

Why should you read “Macbeth”? – Brendan Pelsue

There’s a play so powerful that an old superstition says its name should never be uttered in a theater.


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Nov 17

How Drug Companies Make You Buy More Medicine Than You Need

They make eye drops too big — and make you pay for the waste. This is our first installment in our collaboration with ProPublica.