Is China Becoming More Creative Than Us?
When it comes to creativity, is China pulling ahead of the United States? Eamonn Fingleton, journalist and author of "In the Jaws of the Dragon: America's Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony," says that free societies do not necessarily produce more creative thinkers.
The End of Big: Media
Is the American media crumbling behind its powerful façade? Nicco Mele, author of "The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath," says traditional news institutions are in break-down mode. Part 2 of 2.
The End of Big: Politics
Does the rise of technology signal the end of "big?" Nicco Mele, author of "The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath," says "big" institutions - from big politics to big defense – better start worrying. Part 1 of 2.
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?
This year we’ve seen what many experts agree are real symptoms of global warming - from fires in Colorado to drought that now blankets 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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