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Artist Zaria Forman travels thousands of miles to collect source material for drawings that portray the beauty and fragility of the world. Her goal? To help people experience the sublimity of these landscapes, so they’ll be inspired to protect and preserve them.

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Gun violence is a singularly American problem. But there’s a proven solution, says Robert Muggah, that needs support.

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Everyone is in favor of high self-esteem — but cultivating it can be a surprisingly perilous quest. Psychologist Guy Winch explains why — and describes smart ways we can help build ourselves up

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Journalist Will Potter makes the case that in these polarized times we all have to have the courage to step outside of our comfort zones and address people as individuals, rather than presumed ideologies.

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Why government leaders should publish the reams of data they’re collecting — and why citizens everywhere should push them to do so.

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From aspirin to anticoagulants, penicillin to cancer treatments, some of our most important human medicines come from plants. But extracting the medicinal compounds from plants can be complex, costly and unreliable. Which is why scientists are trying to brew them instead. Inside the hunt to brew an opioid painkiller from common ingredients such as sugar and yeast.

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Science writer Sonia Shah explains why it’s really not your fault you’re attracted to that terrible person.