13.7: Cosmos And Culture13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Commentary On Science And Society

French Foreign Minister and President of the COP21 Laurent Fabius (center) gives a thumbs up while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) and French President Francois Hollande applaud after the final meeting of the U.N. conference on climate change in Le Bourget, France, on Saturday. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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The "Green Moms" group displays painted baby tubs during a June 2013 protest in Quezon, Philippines, showing opposition to the genetically modified rice variety "golden rice," which proponents promote as a solution to Vitamin A deficiency. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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A man walks through hundreds of pairs of shoes displayed in Paris as part of a rally called "Paris sets off for climate" on Sunday, Nov. 29. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks this week. Laurent Cipriani/AP hide caption

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Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been fighting the ban for "hyperandrogenism," or the presence of high levels of testosterone in the body, that has made her ineligible to compete as a sprinter. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Women's 200 meters respective silver and bronze medal winners from India Dutee Chand, left, and Asha Roy wave to the crowd after their race on the final day of the 2013 Asian Athletics Championship. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Policy

Is Civilization Natural?

Commentator Adam Frank says if we're building cities that affect the entire planet, maybe it's time to start thinking about how nature and cities can evolve together.

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