Features

Documenting Our Changing Landscape

Environmental photographer James Balog has seen the effects of climate change unfold before his eyes.

Still Counting the Dead

Frances Harrison, who was a BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka from 2000-2004, reflects on the horrors experienced by Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority during the final, brutal months of the war, and comments on the UN’s recent inquiry report.

The Half-Life of Facts

Network scientist and mathematician Samuel Arbesman explains why everything we know has an expiration date.

How to Mine an Asteroid

President of Planetary Resources and former NASA Flight Director Chris Lewicki outlines his plans to harvest precious metals in space.

The Rise of the Collaborative Economy

Robin Chase, founder and CEO of Buzzcar, says the new economy puts individuals, rather than corporations, at the center.

The Learning Revolution

Anka Mulder, president of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, says traditional universities should embrace, rather than fear, the move towards online learning.

Halting the March to War

Founder and president of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi fears we’re headed for war over Iran’s nuclear program, but says it’s not too late to turn back.

Diplomacy Under Fire

Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran Ken Taylor says that making diplomats accessible is a risk, but it’s a risk that you have to take.

Waking Up From the American Dream

Hedrick Smith, author of Who Stole the American Dream?, explains how the land of opportunity became the land of inequality.

Rights, Wrongs, and the War on Drugs

Former White House Drug Chief Robert DuPont argues that recreational drug use is not a human right.