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One of Japan’s most beloved pop stars is a hologram

Hatsune Miku has released 100,000 songs — all created by her fans.

By Tony Rehagen


Energy justice is the next civil rights issue

Shalanda Baker thinks clean energy can help heal America's legacy of racism. That's why she's joined the Biden Administration.

By Erick Trickey



Soon we’ll be in crowds again. Are we ready?

Gathering again will be a joyous step in collective healing — and it may come more naturally than we think.

By Schuyler Velasco


With a settlement named ‘Pandemic,’ housing activists in Cape Town are tackling inequality

In South Africa, housing is a right — so occupiers are claiming it on golf courses and government lands.

By Ryan Lenora Brown and Vincent Lali

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We’re all moving in together

The pandemic has pushed more multigenerational families back under one roof.

By Jenni Gritters

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Your brain vs. artificial intelligence

To understand how AI works, you have to understand human cognition, and recognize the processes we take for granted.


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.


See how your choices add up for the climate

When planning a wedding, taking a trip, or hosting a dinner party, which trade-offs are you willing to make to reduce your carbon footprint?