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You Are Who You Were

Nadine Burke-Harris As a result of a “zero-tolerance” policy enacted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.–Mexico border in the past

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6.7.18 Science Speed Dating

More than 200 scientists and entertainment professionals gathered on the second floor of the Creative Artists Agency in Century City sipping on wine and getting to know one another as they waited for the main event of the night to

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Designing the Future

Neil Gershenfeld In 1965, American engineer Gordon Moore was asked to make predictions about the semiconductor industry for a special issue of the journal Electronics. The future co-founder of Intel noticed that the number of transistors per silicon chip—a measure

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Scientist Spotlight: Tracy Drain

As a child, Tracy Drain had always been drawn to space and space exploration, partially inspired by the sci-fi movies her mom would take her to watch in the theater. Years later, she landed her dream job at NASA’s Jet

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The Science of Fear

Horror movies have always given us plenty of nightmare fodder. Moments like the disturbing elevator full of blood in The Shining, Psycho’s famously chilling shower scene, and a possessed girl’s head spin in The Exorcist have burned themselves into our

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The Science of “The Expanse”

More than 130 years ago, a fusion-drive engineer from Mars tinkered around with his spacecraft, hoping to boost its fuel efficiency. Solomon Epstein took his pet project out for a test run, expecting to see a modest improvement. What happened

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Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Jon Spaihts, Screenwriter, DOCTOR STRANGE, was our MC for the night. Throughout its history, Hollywood has struck cinematic gold again and again with a simple yet irresistible concept: the superhero film. The idea of individuals — whether human, mutant, or

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The Future Is Happening Now

Casey Handmer, Hyperloop One Instead of spending an hour on a cramped airplane — or plodding along in a car for six hours — what if you could get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes? Elon Musk

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Science, in the Extreme

When Mike Libecki traveled to eastern Greenland last July, the famed adventurer had two missions in mind. First and foremost, he sought to summit the elusive Polar Bear Fang — an unclimbed granite monolith bigger than Yosemite’s El Capitan. This

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