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Exploring the future of education, medicine, the economy, and more with today's most creative thinkers.

Arm holds up an American flag and a pride flag outside the US Supreme Court

How gay marriage won in the US

A quarter-century ago, America was far from married to the idea of same-sex marriage.

How gay marriage won in the US
A man and a women sit on the grass together at twilight

When romance meets ratios

When romance meets ratios
Fingers on a keyboard

The people powering AI decisions

The people powering AI decisions
A woman sits on a bed using her phone with another woman in the hallway doing the same

The lost art of listening

The lost art of listening
Elementary students sit in a computer lab at school

Sal Khan on leveling the playing field, in and out of the classroom

Sal Khan on leveling the playing field, in and out of the classroom
Office worker silhouetted in front of a window

Workers battle tidal wave of burnout amid pandemic

It took a pandemic to show us that our workplace stress levels are unsustainable.

Workers battle tidal wave of burnout amid pandemic
Australian flooding

Climate migration has begun, and it's only getting worse, expert says

A new migration crisis looms on the horizon. Where will people go when a changing climate renders their homelands uninhabitable? And what can governments do about it?

Climate migration has begun, and it's only getting worse, expert says
Jeff Bezos in profile

The rise, future and legacy of Bezos and Amazon

What accounts for the extraordinary rise of Amazon, and what does that rise tell us about ourselves?

The rise, future and legacy of Bezos and Amazon
Child in the shade outside

Families leaving traditional education have lessons for those left behind

A shake-up in education pushes us into the future of learning.

Families leaving traditional education have lessons for those left behind
Pittsburgh skyline at night

Why we can’t quit cities

A historian’s ode to the resilient city, warts and all.

Why we can’t quit cities
Woman in a gym on an exercise machine

What’s the point of exercise?

The science behind why you’re sweating away on a stationary bike.

What’s the point of exercise?
NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The complicated history and identity of Latinos in the United States

“Latino” describes nearly a fifth of the US population — and yet, the term only caught on in the 1980s.

The complicated history and identity of Latinos in the United States
Wrecking ball smashing through glass window

People overlook power of subtraction, says engineer

We systematically add, even when subtraction is the real answer to our problems.

People overlook power of subtraction, says engineer
The value of paper money

How money became 'the most powerful metaphor' in the world

Faith is all that separates cash from printer paper

How money became 'the most powerful metaphor' in the world
Teenager logs into social media app on phone

Your digital footprint can come back to haunt you, says media historian

Adolescent transgressions once confined to yearbooks are becoming immortal.

Your digital footprint can come back to haunt you, says media historian