On Wizardly Prophets and Prophetic Wizards

On Wizardly Prophets and Prophetic Wizards

IDEA WATCH On Wizardly Prophets and Prophetic Wizards A review of The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann By Ted Nordhaus Charles Mann is the rarest of science journalists, one who manages to not only characterize but also advance the science he writes about. His...
The Circular Economy Made Real

The Circular Economy Made Real

PHOTO ESSAY The Circular Economy Made Real In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past. By Lindsey...
Biophony

Biophony

LANGUAGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Biophony Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual By Bernie Krause When I first wandered into a forest with a recorder and a pair of microphones, in 1968, I was scared to death and literally...
Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization

Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization

FEATURE Artificial Intelligence and Decarbonization New experiments are pushing artificial intelligence and sensor networks into the grid—and into factories, data centers, and transit systems—in order to pull fossil fuels out. By Mark Harris Read...