Jessica Lahey

Jessica Lahey is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and an English teacher. She writes the bi-weekly New York Times column The Parent-Teacher Conference, is a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and is the author of the forthcoming book The Gift of Failure.

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How to Build a Tornado

A Canadian inventor believes his tornado machine could solve the world's energy crisis.


A New York City Minute, Frozen in Time

This short film takes you on a whirling tour of the Big Apple


What Happened to the Milky Way?

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we save the night sky?


The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

The F-35 fighter jet was supposed to do everything. Instead, it can barely do anything.



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