Where the symphony meets the street by Karen Frances Eng

Violin prodigy Vijay Gupta has dedicated his life to making music a platform for transformative social justice. Now he’s a newly minted MacArthur Fellow. Here’s how Street Symphony evolved from “drive-by Beethoven” to an inclusive, vibrant and still-growing musical community.

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A bold step for womankind: Meet the young women behind Kyrgyzstan’s satellite program by Karen Frances Eng

Ranging in age from 17 to 25, they are challenging their country’s gender norms by learning engineering and coding, and setting their sights on infinity and beyond.

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A delightful art project for anyone who’s ever dreamed of living on the Moon by Karen Frances Eng

Living on the Moon might just be a chance for humans to learn how to co-exist peacefully and sustainably, proposes Jorges Mañes Rubio, the European Space Agency’s first-ever resident artist. Explore his vision of a new way to settle outer space.

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Watch: A cellular biologist animates the life cycle of HIV in this hypnotic video by Karen Frances Eng

While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — was based on the findings of researchers.

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