Sal Khan: The Education Revolution
Sal Khan talks about the digital education revolution and how Khan Academy is spreading around the world. Part 2 of 2.
Sal Khan: The Rise of Khan Academy
Sal Khan talks about the digital education revolution and how Khan Academy is spreading around the world. Part 1 of 2.
Are American Workers the Best?
In our series on American competitiveness, we look at how desirable American workers are, and what can be done to make us even more competitive. Plus, does political gridlock hurt our competitiveness?
Creativity, Failure, and Innovation
Thomas Edison one said: "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Tom Kelley, partner at IDEO and co-author of "Creative Confidence," tells us that, in order to innovate, you have to be willing to try—and fail.
Gadget Spotlight: Diversions and Distractions
Clear your schedule! Gadget guru Ben Saren tells us about his favorite gadgets for filling downtime, from addictive apps to drones for your home.
America in 2050
How will the United States of the future be altered by a new economy, shifting ethnicities, and emerging class distinctions? Demographer Joel Kotkin says America's next fifty years will look a lot different from the last fifty.
This year we’ve seen what many experts agree are real symptoms of global warming - from fires in Colorado to drought that has afflicted more than 60% of the country. And this July was the hottest ever for those of us in the lower 48.
Except that it wasn’t just July. The average temperature from last summer to this summer is hotter than any 12 month period on record in the U.S.
So, what’s going on here?
We dive into the science -- and the politics -- with author and activist Bill McKibben and Harvard's Dan Schrag.
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