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Could Moving To America Be Pippa Middleton’s Best Move?

She’s reportedly broken up with her beau, who hated the spotlight around her. Her career is stymied. Could Kate’s sister find freedom in the U.S.?<p>The …

Pippa Middleton

Interactive presentations: a round-up

Sometimes it’s just hard to know.When you look at the faces around you, in your audience or your classroom, or increasingly, in remote spaces with …

Education Technology

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

If Star Wars was part of everyday life

10 Facts About Krakatoa's 1883 Eruption

On August 27, 1883, Krakatoa (alternately called Krakatau), an uninhabited volcanic island near Indonesia, erupted spectacularly, expelling huge …

Lee Mokobe: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

Margaret Heffernan: Why it's time to forget the pecking order at work

Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism

Roxane Gay: Confessions of a bad feminist

Maryn McKenna: What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?

Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying

Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out

Jimmy Carter: Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse

Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human

David Mackay: A reality check on renewables

Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | Johann Hari

Salvatore Iaconesi: What happened when I open-sourced my brain cancer

Bill Strickland: Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope

Jonathan Eisen: Meet your microbes

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

How one tweet can ruin your life | Jon Ronson

What Islam really says about women | Alaa Murabit

Paper towns and why learning is awesome | John Green

Philosophy Explained With Donuts

We’ve all seen them, on the boardwalks of Venice Beach or of the Jersey Shore: poop-joke t-shirts that state the gist of various world religions or …

“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language

There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word <i>shlimazl</i>, which …

Language Learning

How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.<p>In 1966, a young neurologist began …

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

Today is Women's Equality Day. Celebrated on August 26th in the US, it commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting …

The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling

There are 36 million adults in the United States — nearly 15% of the adult population — who read at what are called “basic” and “below-basic” levels. …