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Pure Genius

Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.

sustainability

Q&A: Paul Bunje of X Prize on solving ocean acidification

Bunje has a Ph.D. in evolution and molecular genetics. He also spent a few years in Washington. But what does he think will help solve ocean acidification? A contest.

cities

Q&A: Mary Anne Moser on Beakerhead, the Burning Man of Science

Robots, artists, scientists gather to perform and engage in a hands-on, city-wide event described as a "stampede for geeks" in Alberta, Canada.

design

Q&A: Landscape architect Lise Cormier on sparking a plant-sculpture craze

The art of 'mosaiculture' uses thousands of plant varieties and requires up to 30 people to create a single work. Just don't call it topiary.