Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Eric Liu wants to make civics “as sexy as it was during American Revolution.” The key to that: teaching everyone the basic skills of power. Here they are.

For this eerie organism, Huang recorded eye movements up-close, and nestled a screen to show the footage among inflated plastic bags and other household materials. "The idea of taking existing objects, merging them and making something new and magical is wonderful to me," he says. EX-C-F 4 (YK-Eye), by Shih Chieh Huang, 2009. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Artist Shih Chieh Huang takes everyday objects—garbage bags, plastic bottles, food containers, old computer parts—and transforms them into surreal sea creatures. See his work, up close and personal.

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal used to believe that stress is bad for your health. Then, new research changed her mind. Here are 7 studies that suggest new ways of looking at stress.

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Star Trek star George Takei has written a musical. No, not about his time on the U.S.S Enterprise, but about his family’s experience being interned during World War II. Take a look at this and other pop culture references to this little known period of American history

While most of the instruments we know and love have been around for a very, very long time, people are still making new ones. They tend to be electronic … and just a little weird.

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Anne Curzan shows how new words like “hangry” or “adorkable” get sealed in dictionaries. Some might lament these types of words as the death of a language, but Curzan says they reveal that a language is living, breathing, and growing.

While studying for his Ph.D, Uri Alon had a meltdown; his research was going in loops, all paths leading to dead-ends. A way through the pain came from an unlikely source: improv theater. We might all do well to try it.