TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak has learned some key lessons about parenthood from her work as an archaeologist. At the same time, becoming a parent has given her new insights into what her work means.


Why do humans often want to create a world of “us” vs. “them”? And what can we do about this unhelpful, often damaging, yet somehow reassuring instinct? Psychologist Robert Waldinger has some useful advice.


Kio Stark has always talked to strangers, believing it provides new ways to fall in love with the world. She shares 5 ways to spark a meaningful interaction with someone you’ve never met before.


Not a scientist? As David Lang shows, you can still play a meaningful role in solving science’s hardest problems.

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Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures. But what feeds your soul?

Dave Troy crunches data to see places not as neighborhoods but as relationships between people.

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Science funding is broken. To fix it, we need to empower a new class of makers, citizen scientists and explorers