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the colors of indigo

Andrea Feeser's new book, Red, White, and Black Make Blue: Indigo in the Fabric of Colonial South Carolina Life, tells a new kind of indigo story, in multiple hues.

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Charting the stormy seas of social media

If you think tweets come from feathered things, posts are for fences, and pinterest is merely a typo, this story may not be for you.

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Stark black-and-white images evolved as Tillinghast ran the unbound pages repeatedly through a copier, accreting layer on layer of ink, adding depth and weight to the images.

The Secret Book

A hijacked work of art grows rampant and weed-like into new art.

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Launching the venture

How do inventions grab traction in the marketplace? Consider a few case studies.

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Wrapping up food safety

After missionaries working in anti-Christian areas asked for a self-contained package that included bread as a cup with wine or grape juice sealed inside. The idea: Leave no evidence behind after taking communion.

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Don’t be afraid

One day last summer, Bria Dawson walked into a clinic in Singapore and watched a patient take a needle in the eye.

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Roots and shoots

That smell, familiar but unexpected in a laboratory: just-cut grass, fresh fodder for livestock, the smell of chloroplasts breaking open.

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a valve for saving your heart

For twenty years, Naren Vyavahare has been dedicated to improving the treatments and procedures surrounding artificial heart valves.

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drive able

From the sweaty-palmed sixteen-year-old who just passed his driving test to the slow-moving eighty-six-year-old who still takes herself to the doctor, driving is the key to independence in America.

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the bullies of cyberspace

Cyberbullying is as real as traditional bullying—and as painful. Online, perceived anonymity is a dangerous weapon.

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