• Print electronics right from your home office? Maybe one day. Cornell engineers who designed this 3D-printed loudspeaker—it really works!—say it's just the tip of the iceberg. [1 of 3]
 

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tech 30 Jul 2014

Jenny Leonard edits Futurity.org, a site for science junkies and curious minds. The site highlights discoveries by scientists at top universities around the world. She also collaborates on a sister site about undergrads called My4.org. "I love scientists. No problem is too big." TWITTER  FACEBOOK

 
  • This pacemaker developed at Stanford is really small—about the size of a grain of rice. Even better, it's wireless. To recharge it, you wave a device the size of a credit card near your chest. [2 of 3]
 
 
 

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food 28 Jul 2014

Tracie McMillan explores the new face of hunger.

tech 25 Jul 2014

Sonia Epstein looks at the intersection of science and culture.

culture 23 Jul 2014

Jon Rubin intervenes in public life.

 


  • National Geographic’s best-known on paper, but its iPad app offers bonus photo and video; August includes intimate portraits of America’s hungry by Amy Toensing, Kitra Cahana, and Stephanie Sinclair. [1 of 3]
 

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food 28 Jul 2014

Tracie McMillan’s book, The American Way of Eating, was a NYT bestseller. Her August National Geographic feature links American hunger to wages and agriculture. TWITTER

 
  • To grasp the changes in hunger over time, check out CBS Reports’ iconic “Hunger in America,” which begins with footage of a starving infant dying. [2 of 3]
 
 
 

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tech 25 Jul 2014

Sonia Epstein looks at the intersection of science and culture.

culture 23 Jul 2014

Jon Rubin intervenes in public life.

food 21 Jul 2014

Mari Belalcazar on what it means to explore in the 21st century.

 


  • Curating the best science multimedia from around the web, Science Studio lets you listen to radio, watch video, and interact with graphics about things as small as genes and as large as the multiverse. [1 of 3]
 

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tech 25 Jul 2014

Sonia Epstein is an interdisciplinary translator focused on the intersection of science and the culture. She has worked on projects such as The Age of Insight and the Charlie Rose Brain Series, and is currently Program Associate for Science and the Arts at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. INSTAGRAM  TUMBLR

 
 
  • Nautilus is a new kind of magazine for all things science. This literary journal relates theoretical physics, microbiology, mathematics, even botany to themes such as uniqueness, waste, or time (and how not to waste it). [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 23 Jul 2014

Jon Rubin intervenes in public life.

food 21 Jul 2014

Mari Belalcazar on what it means to explore in the 21st century.

culture 16 Jul 2014

Artist Phil America shares a few individual moments of freedom.

 


  • Pittsburgh artist Lenka Clayton and UK artist Michael Crowe are writing a unique hand-written (or hand-typed) letter to every household in the world. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 23 Jul 2014

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, PA who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group and institutional behavior. WEBSITE  THE LAST BILLBOARD  CONFLICT KITCHEN

 
  • The Center for PostNatural History, a museum/art project run by artist Rich Pell, presents amazing insight into cultural evolution through a collection of life-forms that have been intentionally altered by human beings through artificial selection and/or genetic engineering. [2 of 3]
 
  • "Every Day the Same Dream,” is a subversive and bleakly poetic online game by Pittsburgh artist and game designer Paolo Pedercini, who makes games that radically question the staus-quo in all its manifestations. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 21 Jul 2014

Mari Belalcazar on what it means to explore in the 21st century.

culture 16 Jul 2014

Artist Phil America shares a few individual moments of freedom.

food 14 Jul 2014

Ysanne Spevack starts a new, kind supper club.

 


  • Wylie Dufresne talks about being a food innovator and how the heart of true exploration is unquenchable curiosity. [1 of 3]
 

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food 21 Jul 2014

Mari Belalcazar is the program director for National Geographic’s Expedition Granted competition, giving away $50K to fund the next great explorer (you).

 
 
 
 

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culture 16 Jul 2014

Artist Phil America shares a few individual moments of freedom.

food 14 Jul 2014

Ysanne Spevack starts a new, kind supper club.

culture 11 Jul 2014

Mike Sacks brings the funny.