Explore underground mysteries, new discoveries, and the future of earth science education with professors, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in earth and planetary sciences.
Creation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Artists and writers find inspiration in the world around them. Our writers and experts discuss the craft of writing and discover the story beyond the page.
What do we know about the vast expanses of space beyond Earth's atmosphere, and what is left to discover? At Washington University in St. Louis, scientists turn their gazes to the great beyond - sometimes without even leaving their laboratories.
Join our experts as they consider the singular people, places and ideas that have shaped our world.
From steampunk novels to heart-wrenching memoirs, biographies to political histories, authors often use the past in their work. But how much fidelity do they owe the "truth," and what kind of ethics come into play when documenting another's life?... more
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. In what ways will expanding urbanization affect our world? Explore urban economics, the social implications of architecture, the rise of the ancient metropolis, and more.
Why do we find some people appealing, but not others? How do black holes work? Our experts consider the many facets of attraction, examining this notion from perspectives including physics, psychology, politics, and literature.
Arts & Sciences faculty offer insights into agriculture, from its beginnings thousands of years ago to the debates over biotechnology and the cultural impact of food within communities.
How does personal memory relate to personal identity? In what ways do the memories of one generation affect future generations? Why do I always forget to pack my lunch before going to work? Is the restaging of performance art an act of remembrance?
Who owns the cultural treasures of the world? Should the British Museum return the Elgin marbles to Greece? Could the world have done more to intervene in the recent destruction of historical artifacts in the Middle East?