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The Women Behind the Thirteen-Year-Olds of “PEN15”

It was a sizzling August morning in 2021, but inside a hair-and-makeup trailer parked at the Pacific Palms Resort, an hour east of Hollywood, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle were returning to the year 2000.


The Science of Mind Reading

Researchers are pursuing age-old questions about the nature of thoughts—and learning how to read them.


If You Jet-Skied to Work, You’d Be Home by Now!

Ditch the MetroCard. If a New Jersey entrepreneur has his way, we’ll all be zipping into bulky “dry suits” and braving the city’s waterways for our morning commutes.


Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Crafting of Abstraction

The Swiss artist, an early member of Dada, played an integral role in the emergence of nonfigurative art, whether she was using a brush or a needle.


The Promise of Carbon-Neutral Steel

A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.


How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire

Eren Orbey on how Harvard’s David Malan has worked to perfect online teaching, and what lessons his introductory course, CS50, might hold for the future of higher education, both during and after the coronavirus pandemic.


New York’s Original Teen-Age Climate Striker Welcomes a Global Movement

Carolyn Kormann writes about Alexandria Villaseñor, a teen-ager in New York who has played a key role in organizing the global climate strike that took place this week in cities around the world.


Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns

Bill McKibben on what would happen if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries decided to move away from fossil fuels, and on how the financial sector affects climate change.


What Happens When a Group of Strangers Spends a Day Debating Immigration?

Masha Gessen reports from a deliberative-polling event in Houston, during which hundreds of people from across the political spectrum debated issues surrounding immigration.


The Good News About a Green New Deal

Rapidly advancing technology and the falling costs of clean energy make the Green New Deal’s goal of transforming the U.S. economy to zero emissions by mid-century eminently achievable, John Cassidy writes.


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