Sightlines

Sightlines

Innovations: How Taking Mug Shots of Fish Can Save the Species

A database of fish faces, electrode-outfitted headphones, and a new twist on the tourniquet.

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The Exchange: Why Americans Can’t Cope With Trauma

Writers Meghan O'Rourke and Hanya Yanagihara explore death and grief in the Facebook age.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Have Made Bank On the Speaking Circuit. They Aren’t the Only Ones.

Just a single speech from Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, or Jodie Foster could rake in more than $50,000.

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Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?

Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.

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The Exchange: Why Nation Is One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told

Novelists Chigozie Obioma and Taiye Selasi explore how a nation-state shapes a person’s identity — and influences a writer’s fiction.

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Rare-Earth Market

By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.

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Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas

A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.

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The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.

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