Ashlea Hedlund

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Introducing the Archive Corps

Meet the man behind a new effort to save documents and other artifacts before they disappear.<p>Jason Scott has something of a reputation. He’s a historian who works for the Internet Archive, and he’s known in some circles as the guy who can save bits of history right before they disappear.<p>So when he …

Genealogy

Birthright Citizenship Wasn’t Born in America

Blame Elizabeth I for Donald Trump’s least-favorite policy.<p>Giving squalling infants membership in the polity: Whose idea was that, anyway?<p>It’s a natural question to ask, now that Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap what he calls “birthright citizenship,” or what others call Section 1 of the Fourteenth …

Immigration

Why Doesn't New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner: the urban and environmental architect who wants New Orleans to come to terms with the fact it is a delta city.<p>When Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge flooded southeast Louisiana, living with water was a nightmare for New Orleanians. For the past decade, one architect has …

You Don't Have to Be Good at Math to Learn to Code

Learning to program involves a lot of Googling, logic, and trial-and-error—but almost nothing beyond fourth-grade arithmetic.<p>I’m not in favor of anyone learning to code unless she really wants to. I believe you should follow your bliss, career-wise, because most of the things you’d buy with all the …

Mathematics

The ISIS Economy: Crushing Taxes and High Unemployment

How the Islamic State uses economic persecution as a recruitment tactic<p>Before Islamic State militants overran her hometown of Mosul in June 2014, Fahima Omar ran a hairdressing salon. But ISIS gunmen made Omar close her business—and lose her only source of income. Salons like hers encouraged …

Trading

Earth in 10,000 Years

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a new set of species and ecosystems.<p>A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical …

Climate Change

1st Annual Food Tank Summit in partnership with The George Washington University