Kirsten Kubiak

  • The Atlantic Meets the Pacific

    This October, The Atlantic partnered with the University of California, San Diego to explore the next frontiers of technology, innovation and…

  • Washington Ideas Forum

    Heads turned towards Washington on October 4th-6th to hear insights from some of the biggest names in media, government, and academia. Valerie…

  • 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival

    Hosted by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute, the 2011 Aspen Ideas Festival convened hundreds of leaders from around the globe for a week of…

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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