Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
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.
A solar border would alleviate a range of binational problems. For one, it would have a civilizing effect.
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.
An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson: Climate change, science fiction, and our collective failure of imagination
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.
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
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.
Thinking about apocalypse, like thinking about one’s own death, is not something that most of us have much enthusiasm for
Mining landfills for metals and energy