Courage is contagious | Damon Davis

When artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge those who use power to spread fear and hate.

Courage is contagious | Damon Davis 2017/08/14 16:59

Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face | Anne Madden

Behold the microscopic jungle in and around you: tiny organisms living on your cheeks, under your sofa and in the soil in your backyard. We have an adversarial relationship with these microbes -- we sanitize, exterminate and disinfect them -- but according to microbiologist Anne Madden, they're sources of new technologies and medicines waiting to be discovered. These microscopic alchemists aren't gross, Madden says -- they're the future.

Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face | Anne Madden 2017/08/11 16:54

A dance to honor Mother Earth | Jon Boogz and Lil Buck

Movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck debut "Honor thy mother," a delicate, powerful performance of spoken word, violin and dance that draws on the tormented relationship between nature and humanity.

A dance to honor Mother Earth | Jon Boogz and Lil Buck 2017/08/11 12:56

You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse | David Baron

On August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow raced from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of nature: a total solar eclipse. Umbraphile David Baron chases these rare events across the globe, and in this ode to the bliss of seeing the solar corona, he explains why you owe it to yourself to witness one, too.

You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse | David Baron 2017/08/10 16:37

Let's end ageism | Ashton Applewhite

It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all."

Let's end ageism | Ashton Applewhite 2017/08/09 16:50

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