Meet perovskite, the mystery mineral that could transform our solar energy future by Karen Frances Eng

Someday, solar panels may be light and cheap enough that they could be hung on a clothesline, thanks to a synthetic mineral called perovskite. Physicist Sam Stranks explains the solar-powered science and the challenges that stand in its way.

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When sleeping in public is an act of protest by Karen Frances Eng

In an annual event called Meet to Sleep, women come together to doze in public spaces. These sleep-ins are all about rejecting a culture of fear and harassment and creating one of trust and shared safety, says artist and activist Jasmeen Patheja

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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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