Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Self-driving cars, Cuba's lung cancer vaccine, Einstein's handwriting as a font and more in our weekly look around the web

1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan’s wife and collaborator Ann Druyan visited the science center to give a speech, she was inspired by the innovative work being done and proposed the …

Interview: Kyleigh Kühn of Roots of Peace

Discussing development, inspiration and overcoming tragedy with the family-run organization's preeminent humanitarian

At the age of 13, in a remote Croatian minefield, Bay Area-native Kyleigh Kühn’s life changed forever. Visiting the war-torn region left an indelible mark on Kühn, inspiring her to join in Roots of Peace, an international non-profit organization founded by her mother that aims to aid in post-war recovery around the world—planting grapes where mines once laid. After a formative trip to Afghanistan, Kühn …

Free World Reader

A print quarterly that presents a holistic view of conflict in the DR Congo in a graphically stunning fashion

Political, historical and academic texts rarely offer captivating graphic design and artwork to accompany—and do justice to—the information they hold. The newly minted quarterly Free World Reader presents a holistic view of the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a way that is visually, aesthetically and journalistically stunning. Taking into account the complexity of the war, co-founder and Creative Director Sean …