Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
Tech companies are rapidly networking the environment in ways that will transform our perception of nature—just as social media reshaped our relationships with each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Mining landfills for metals and energy
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
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.
He came to science late in his life, helped to preserve the Earth’s protective ozone, and fundamentally changed our views of nature and ourselves
An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson: Climate change, science fiction, and our collective failure of imagination
Here’s a coal retirement plan that doesn’t rely on uninvented technology or science-challenged leaders.
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.
Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.