What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers with technology.
Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria "talk" to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry -- and our understanding of ourselves.
Desire and Connection - In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise.
Educator John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a plywood board — and lets his fourth-graders solve them. He explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids and why the complex lessons it teaches go further than classroom lectures can.
"People often credit their ideas to individual Eureka! But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story." Check out Steven's book 'Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation'.