Microbe Attack

Since 2001, almost $50 billion has been spent countering bioterrorism. Are we any safer?

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FLYPside: We’re Melting

Never mind the financial markets: it’s the Arctic meltdown that should terrify us.

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No You Can’t: A Love Story

If the 52 percent of California voters who outlawed same-sex marriage could have listened to the couples on these pages, taking away their right to wed would not have been so easy.

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Foresight

Events that will matter.

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John Maeda: The Complexity of Simplicity

John Maeda is more than the new president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Graphic designer, author, engineer, philosopher and family man, he always does at least two things at once.

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High-Tech Humanitarianism

At San Jose’s 8th annual Tech Museum Awards, FLYP talks to five laureates who are building a network of innovations for the common good.

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Our First View of Other Worlds

Thanks to new telescopic imaging techniques, astronomers no longer have to speculate about the existence of planets outside our solar system. Now they—and we—can actually see them.

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Born to the Blues

Rory Block plucks the world’s heartstrings with rocketing performances of the Mississippi Delta blues.

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Going Green: Ecosmetics

Skin care products contain an array of chemicals that are potentially harmful to your skin—and the environment. For example, cosmetics makers are allowed to use carcinogens like coal tar and asbestos in skin cream. Here are some product ideas that will keep you and the planet looking good.

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On the Town: Deck the Halls

Get into the festive spirit this holiday season with original ways to decorate and celebrate Christmas.

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Planet of Sound: Mark Oliver Everett

In his new memoir, Eels songwriter Mark Oliver Everett reveals the pain and joy of a life in music.

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FLYP Flicks: A Film of Two Lifetimes

Leading cinematographer Ellen Kuras and Laotian immigrant Thavisouk Phrasavath spent 23 years bringing The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) to screen.

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The End: Floating Future

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut envisions a solution for the year 2100—when scientists predict that global warming and rising sea levels will result in more than 50 million human refugees.

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