website http://nhpr.org en Modern Encyclopedias http://nhpr.org/post/modern-encyclopedias <p>You may not know it, but that encyclopedia set you grew up with has a radical history.&nbsp; Published in France in the 1700’s, the original Encyclopédie included 28 volumes with entries written by Voltaire and Rousseau. Its goal was rather lofty: gather the world’s knowledge into one collection and to change how people think; historians link its publication to the French revolution. Since then, there have been several versions of the original from the pedestrian <a href="http://www.britannica.com/" target="_blank">Britannica </a>to crowd-sourced <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page" target="_blank">Wikipedia</a>.&nbsp; And now we have actipedia.com, an open-sourced web site open to any art and activist group who seeks a better vision of society. NYU professor and co-founder of <a href="http://actipedia.org/" target="_blank">actipedia.org</a>, <strong>Stephen Duncombe</strong> joins us to discuss the site.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:22:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25353 at http://nhpr.org Modern Encyclopedias Flight of the Living Dead http://nhpr.org/post/flight-living-dead <p>Since 2006, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder">Colony Collapse Disorder </a>has drastically reduced honey bee populations across North America. In California, there’s another emerging threat to the hive that’s straight out of a B-horror film (see what we did there?), a parasite that’s turning honey bees into mindless automatons, or as they’re being called by some, “zom-bees."&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:20:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14063 at http://nhpr.org Flight of the Living Dead "Microaggressions" Exposed http://nhpr.org/post/microaggressions-exposed <p>A web site provides a place to post and read the insidious, small incidents of discrimination many of us encounter - and are guilty of - every day.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:44:43 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1572 at http://nhpr.org "Microaggressions" Exposed