Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
Bookmarks for a Human Age
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.
The story of energy use, economic growth, and carbon emissions in four charts.
The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
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
How do we think about our future place in a geographically altered world? A map is a good place to start.
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.
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.