The Secret Origins of Higher Education in America

For many people, Labor Day marks the beginning of the college year, and a return to academic pomp and dignity. But did you know Columbia was only founded because New Yorkers couldn't stand that New Jersey had a college? And UPenn fudged its founding date to beat Princeton? Learn all the dirty secrets of American… » 9/02/13 8:16am 9/02/13 8:16am

I Spent My Summer Vacation in Outer Space

When you camp in the Sierra mountains of California, the night skies are incredible. Our Milky Way galaxy is splashed across the dark dome, and you can see every constellation that's normally blotted out by city lights. Now, imagine you're out there with astrophysicists, explaining it all to you. That's how I spent… » 8/26/13 2:33pm 8/26/13 2:33pm