Rita J. King & Zea Barker

Rita J. King is the vice president of business development at Science House and co-director of IMAGINATION. Zea Barker is an animator, video director and performer. She has worked on music videos for Ben Folds and others.

  • Sparking the Cosmic Imagination

    On April 12, 1961, President John F.Kennedy woke up to learn that the Soviet Union had launched the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space. First Sputnik, now this!

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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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