Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, hopeless, hopeful time—duration and scope still unknown
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Mining landfills for metals and energy
The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.