Life-changing moments can come when you least expect them. On a hot August afternoon, Zena Cardman is working on her laptop from the comfort of her couch when she feels her phone buzz. The screen displays a number she doesn’t recognize — an area code from Houston, Texas. She hesitates to answer, thinking it might be a marketing call.
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On a warm morning in mid-October, Ecuador’s colorful capital, Quito, buzzes with activity. Throngs of people move through the market in the Mariscal, Yaraví music emanates from cars stuck in traffic, and street vendors sell fragrant salchipapas and empanadas to tourists and locals alike. The equatorial city basks in the abundant sunshine and crisp air of the Andes mountain range.
It’s 3 a.m. on a Monday morning. Sweet-smelling steam wafts through a large warehouse in St. Pauls, North Carolina. A vat full of golden kernels bubbles while a nearby machine smashes two stones together, grinding the freshly cooked corn into … Continued
Therefore, let the moon Shine on thee in thy solitary walk; And let the misty mountain-winds be free To blow against thee: and, in after years, When these wild ecstasies shall be matured Into a sober pleasure; when they mind … Continued
“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force — nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.” – Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness When he … Continued
As far back as 10,000 years ago, the San Bushmen — some of South Africa’s earliest hunters and gatherers — practiced a cultural tradition of carving images into small boulders. Some, perhaps those new to the craft, would use a … Continued
Synapse. Endoplasmic reticulum. Thrombus. Kelly Ryoo found herself stumbling over these words in 2000. At the time, she was a graduate student at Stanford University studying education. While there, she focused on making online learning materials for pre-med students, and although … Continued
Diane Pozefsky is a research professor and director of undergraduate studies in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer Science. Pozefsky’s expertise includes software engineering and the social, legal and ethical … Continued
In the province of Bocas del Toro, Panama, an odd device consisting of a tripod with a black sphere on top sits on the beach. Nearby, students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hide behind trees and … Continued
In a small village in southern Ghana, a 29-year-old pregnant woman named Vivian goes into labor at 2 a.m. Her husband is visiting Ghana’s capital city, Accra, over 100 miles away. With no means of transportation, Vivian, supported by her mother and grandmother, begins walking through the pitch black night to the nearest health post.