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Can Genetic Engineering Stop Zika?
Washington, DC

What might be the consequences of messing with the world’s deadliest animal? Are there other diseases that we may want to engineer away?

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Can you be an environmentalist without embracing nuclear energy?
Washington, DC

Will fallout from early models of nuclear reactors prevent us from embracing the promise of clean energy that new models provide?

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Do Silicon Valley and Ancient Greece Share A Secret Recipe for Innovation?
New York, NY

Acclaimed travel writer Eric Weiner discusses the relationship between society's innovative ideas and their surroundings.

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The Planet Remade
Washington, DC

In his new book, Oliver Morton argues that the risks of climate change merit serious action.

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Deploying Technology to Rescue the Past
Washington, DC

As ISIS campaigns to eradicate non-Islamic cultural heritage, we explore how new technologies can restore and preserve ancient relics.

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How Human Do We Want Our Robots to Be?
Washington, DC

As machines become more integrated into our lives, how will we feel about them? And how will they feel about us?

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The Tyranny of Algorithms
Washington, DC

Algorithms are learning more and more about us while we seem to understand them less and less.

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Afrofuturism
New York, NY

Will the alternative futures and realities that Afrofuturism describes reshape the concept of black identity?

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My Favorite Movie with Dr. France Córdova
Washington, D.C.

Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation, wants you to join her to watch October Sky.

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Will Libraries Outlive Books?
Washington, DC

Are physical libraries still necessary in a digital age? How should they serve communities glued to smartphones and tablets?

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Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing
New York, NY

Instant informational gratification isn't necessarily making us wiser, according to a new book by Jamie Holmes.

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Reclaiming Conversation
New York, NY

We text, tweet, snap, and chat all day, but are we ever engaging in meaningful conversation that surpasses 140 characters?

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