THE PLANET-HUNTING MACHINE
Forget those billion-dollar telescopes. Caltech professor Gregg Hallinan and his team are scanning the universe for possible Earths with cheap antennae built from parts found online, cake pans, and, yes, chicken wire. They’re taking the lonely search for habitable planets and automating it.
DROWNING OF A TOWN
The Napa Valley community of Monticello lies beneath billions of gallons of water. Its demise was witnessed by Dorothea Lange and Pirkle Jones, who left behind a photographic record of loss and displacement.
RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE
During the Vietnam War, David Harris helped persuade tens of thousands of young men to burn their selective service cards. He married Joan Baez, became known as Mr. Peace, and spent 20 months in prison for draft evasion. Afterward he remained a committed activist, running for office, writing books, and protesting the Iraq War. Now he has incurable cancer and is challenging a new generation to have the courage of its convictions. His message: “You get what you do.”
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