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Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries
Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.
February 17, 2020

Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.

Surveillance
The Anti-Facial Recognition Fashion Statement
anti-facial recognition
Surveillance
The Anti-Facial Recognition Fashion Statement
These designers are trying to outsmart surveillance systems with anti-facial recognition makeup, glasses, and clothing. Can they help us go incognito?
February 14, 2020

These designers are trying to outsmart surveillance systems with anti-facial recognition makeup, glasses, and clothing. Can they help us go incognito?

Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale —...
February 12, 2020

On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale — the Ira F. Aldridge Elementary School is offering its students something rare in the forever-strapped Chicago public school system: opportunity. With a grant from Chance the Rapper's charity SocialWorks, the school can now offer a more robust music program, ensuring an instrument in every student's hands. "I...

Dope Science
Medical Cannabis Explained
medical cannabis
Dope Science
Medical Cannabis Explained
Medical cannabis is everywhere. We're answering your basic questions and unpacking the promises and pitfalls, based on the latest research.
February 10, 2020

Medical cannabis is everywhere. We're answering your basic questions and unpacking the promises and pitfalls, based on the latest research.

Sustainability
The Big Screen Goes Green
The Big Screen Goes Green
Sustainability
The Big Screen Goes Green
Hollywood moves towards sustainable film production.
February 9, 2020

Hollywood moves towards sustainable film production.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
stellar engine
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.
February 8, 2020

This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.

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Dope Science
Dope Science
Dope Science
Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs - but that's changing. We're exploring what this paradigm shift could mean for our health and well-being.

The Edge
The Edge
The Edge
Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.

Can athletes' desire for gaining a competitive edge push the future of medicine further for everyone? Learn about these latest technologies and the athletes putting them to the test in our latest series, The Edge.