Watch: A cellular biologist animates the life cycle of HIV in this hypnotic video

Animated and narrated by Janet Iwasa (Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah)   While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — [...]

Want to fight climate change? Educate a girl

It’s that simple. Making sure that girls around the world can go to school helps them and their families, of course, but also benefits the entire world. If I asked you to name one of the most effective ways to [...]

These kids build tiny houses, chicken coops — and life skills

A new curriculum makes design-build projects into a part of every student’s education. How can a well-designed home change someone’s life? During the 2014-2015 school year, some high school students in Berkeley, California, asked that question as they took on [...]

The 5 types of mentors you need in your life

Here’s how to assemble your personal dream team, with tips from business expert Anthony Tjan. Everyone can use a mentor. Scratch that — as it turns out, we could all use five mentors. “The best mentors can help us define and express [...]

Here’s the real danger that Facebook, Google and the other tech monopolies pose to our society

Most people fear and loathe monopolies because they dominate their categories or markets and squeeze out competition. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the threat they hold, warns technology analyst Jamie Bartlett. The threat that tech monopolies [...]

How to exit a conversation without being a jerk

Kio Stark loves to talk to strangers — but she knows every exchange started is one that must be ended. Here, she shares how to gracefully step away. I’ve spent much of the last decade studying (and having) conversations and [...]