Embracing Our Dark Reality

A collective of writers, artists, and thinkers is exploring the darkest realities of our time.

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Preserving the Night Sky

Two astronomers discuss why the night sky we see today is different from what our grandparents saw.

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Saving Endangered Languages

How one Mohawk community is reclaiming culture by revitalizing its mother tongue.

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The Night Shift

Four Torontonians share the ins and outs of working outside the nine-to-five.

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This Film is Available in Critical Audio

Blind film critic Tommy Edison reviews films for those seeking entertainment beyond sight.

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The Dark Arts

Artist Kent Monkman subverts colonial myths and First Nations representation in his sesquicentennial exhibition.

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Having Fun Watching Others Having Fun

Twitch has built an unlikely new platform for online entertainment.

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Space Out Competition

Do you have what it takes to win at doing absolutely nothing?

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A Walk Through Dementia

How does someone with dementia see the world, and can we see it with them?

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Secret Pho

The devious, subversive, and anti-authoritarian history of Vietnamese comfort food

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Activism Beyond Words

Designing a social movement

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Coral Catastrophe

The race to save the Great Barrier Reef before it’s too late

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Institute of Isolation

Preparing our bodies for the strain and solitude of deep space

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Make Colouring Great Again

Has the adult colouring book trend convinced you to pick up your crayons?

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New Harvest

Beef without cows. Eggs without hens. Reimagining what’s on our plates in a post-animal, lab-cultured, possibly not-so-distant future.

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Quiet Time

An eccentric director is trying to help the world calm down.

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Giving Out Helping Hands

The inception story of the nonprofit, e-NABLE, which is little more than a year old demonstrates what happens when strangers meet and collaborate, their collective skills creating something revolutionary. It all started when American Ivan Owen shared a video of a mechanical hand he had made for a Steampunk convention. Across the world, in South Africa, a carpenter named Richard Van As saw it as a solution to his plight. He had lost a few of his fingers in carpentry accident. He reached out to Ivan, asking for his help. Ivan agreed and together they went to work on creating a prosthetic.

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A Neuroscientist Walks Into a Bar

A scientist and standup comedian makes sense of what’s really happening in our brains

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Forming Robots From DNA

Fighting cancer effectively means attacking only the effected cells. DNA Robots seem to show great progress.

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Where There’s Sunshine Underground

Major cities are centres of construction. Condo after condo, new office towers, sports centres and more each take their own slice of the city, each evolving it and sharing it with their own footprint. Eventually, land runs starts to thin and we realize we've missed one important thing: public green space.

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The Not-For-Profit Sculpture

Rick Lowe was creating political art, works infused with messages of social change. This is not new. Many artists have done it. From the likes of Shepard Fairey to Eugene Delacroix.

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