Going Viral

How phages can save the world from superbugs

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Phages are the latest weapon (and may be our last hope) in our fight against superbugs, argues a prominent epidemiologist in her new book The Perfect Predator.

Game of Phones

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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The race to control 5G standards and hardware is a key part of Chinese geostrategy. Why doesn't America have anything similar in its toolkit?

  Brian Jay Jones on Dr. Seuss and kids of all ages

Pure Nonsense

An Interview with Brian Jay Jones

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What made Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss? His biographer Brian Jay Jones explains how hard work, creativity, and respect for kids changed Ted Geisel into an icon.

Best Shot

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Robert Capa took a series of pictures of the Omaha landings. We spoke to Amanda Vaill about the mysteries around the photos and their creator.

Tragic Sense

How ancient tragedies can save modern politics

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Charles Edel and Hal Brands' new book explains how Sophocles and Thucydides hold valuable lessons for contemporary politicians.

  Nouriel Roubini on cryptocurrency and the blockchain

Crypto Inferno

An Interview with Nouriel Roubini

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A leading global economist explains why cryptocurrency and the blockchain are headed for disastrous irrelevance.

  Harold bloom featuredHarold Bloom and John Currin on Othello and Iago

Green-Eyed Monster

An Interview with Harold Bloom

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America's most eminent literary critic explains Iago, Othello, and the nature of their tragedy.

  John Negroponte on Trump and U.S. power

World Leader

An Interview with John Negroponte

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The legendary statesman talks about U.S. strength after Trump and why pulling out of the Paris Accords was a terrible mistake.

Impostor Syndrome

Hany Farid on How to Fight the Threat of Deepfakes

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The world's leading expert on digital forensics explains where deepfakes come from and how we can defeat them.

Worldwide Web

By Emily de La Bruyere and Nathan Picarsic

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China is turning the Internet of Things into a potent strategic weapon, and the U.S. should be very worried.