Q+A: How did Stephen Hawking change physics?

Q+A: How did Stephen Hawking change physics?

After the recent passing of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, Maria Armoudian talked with Peter Galison, physics professor at Harvard, and Priya Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale, about the work and legacy of Hawking within the context of...
Is food security in flux?

Is food security in flux?

By Ken Jackson As someone who has been involved in research on poverty, shelter, food, health, and well-being in society for a number of decades, I am well aware that questions of food security have a long history, especially with respect to aggregate availability of...
Q+A: Are we living in an age of excess?

Q+A: Are we living in an age of excess?

America has entered an age of excess, according to Jay Slosar. Driven by a maddening quest for perfection, technology, deregulation, and a superficial and often inaccurate mass media, America’s national psychology has become increasingly narcissistic. This is leading...
Are governance styles changing in China?

Are governance styles changing in China?

By Lucy Austin On the 11 March 2018, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China voted to remove presidential term limits. The unusually quiet reaction from critics within China raised red flags in the West, and western media suggested an impending return to a...
Q+A: How do we solve the global water crisis?

Q+A: How do we solve the global water crisis?

The world is facing a water crisis. The World Bank and the United Nations have reported that some forty percent of the world’s population is now affected by water scarcity, two billion people rely on unsafe drinking water, and some 700 million people are at risk...
Who really was Martin Luther King Jr? 🔊

Who really was Martin Luther King Jr? 🔊

While much of the world remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. as primarily a leader of civil rights and a great orator, others say he stood for so much more. As America pays tribute to King fifty years after his death, many aspects of his life, legacy & philosophy...
How bad is oxygen depletion for our oceans?

How bad is oxygen depletion for our oceans?

A major University of Otago-led study into an ancient climate change event that impacted a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion. The study is the culmination of a major...

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