Stories by Christopher Dickey

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    Slaying the Trolls

    A prominent magazine takes a stand against online commenters.
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    Our Inner Map

    Humans are born with an innate understanding of geometry and symbolism.
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    Cool Computing

    New transistors could lead to laptops that don’t burn your lap.
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    Subversive Soaps

    Can soap operas make the world a better place?
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    Automatic A

    Elite colleges are grading too leniently—and that exacerbates inequality.
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    Slow Motion

    What chipmunk vision can teach us about our own eyesight.
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    BRIC-ing Bad

    Are the BRIC nations not all they’re cracked up to be?
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    Got Rhythm?

    How music could help kids be stronger readers.
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    It’s Electric!

    Muck-dwelling microbes can actually be a source of power.
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    The Sea’s Secrets

    A project captures the wonder of coral reefs—before they disappear.
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    Supersize Addictions

    Should overeaters be given the same treatment that drug addicts receive?
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    The Parent Gap

    A new study reminds us of the profound importance of engaged parenting.
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    Trees of Life

    Landscape architecture on a grand scale is essential for our survival.
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    A Bright Idea

    What if sunburns weren’t painful?
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    Fires in the Sky

    Can we stop asteroids before they hit Earth?
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    Venture Capitol

    For innovative technology, thank the government.
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    Sunny Side Up

    To reset your internal clock, sleep outdoors.
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    Spoofing Is No Joke

    Contrary to claims, tricking enemy technology is getting easier.