3 Questions: Michael Piore on labor disputes at the ballot box
November 10, 2011Labor economist sizes up the impact and meaning of this week’s high-profile Ohio referendum to restore collective bargaining rights for public employees.
3 Questions: Amy Glasmeier on rebuilding after disaster hits
May 31, 2011From tornadoes to flooding, nature has taken a heavy toll in America this year. What are the challenges cities like Joplin and Tuscaloosa will face while rebuilding?
3 Questions: Fotini Christia on the war in Afghanistan
May 3, 2011MIT political scientist on the implications of Bin Laden’s death for the war in Afghanistan and U.S.-Pakistan relations.
3 Questions: Jeffrey Hoffman on the Space Shuttle at 30
April 11, 2011Anniversary of the first shuttle flight comes just as it nears retirement, but the vehicle has changed space travel dramatically.
3 Questions: Sara Seager on discovering a trove of new planets
February 3, 2011NASA’s Kepler orbiting telescope has found hundreds of new possible planets, including 54 in the so-called 'habitable zone.'
3 Questions: Sara Seager on the discovery of a ‘new’ form of life
December 3, 2010The MIT planetary scientist discusses what the finding means for life on Earth and elsewhere in the universe.
3 Questions: Evelyn Fox Keller on the nature-nurture debates
November 30, 2010In a new book, prominent historian of science dismisses the ‘unanswerable’ question of whether heredity or the environment matter more in human development.
3 Questions: John Hansman on the Qantas A380 engine blowout
November 12, 2010MIT aviation expert discusses why the engine failure could have resulted in a more serious outcome.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
3 Questions: Richard Binzel on astronomers’ powerful new tool
July 12, 2010Pan-STARRS, a telescope designed to reveal the ‘unexpected surprises’ in our solar system, including possible threats to Earth, just became fully operational.
3 Questions: John Marshall on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
May 31, 2010An MIT oceanographer discusses why ‘we have never had a spill like this’ — and what that means for cleanup efforts.