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.
Imagine a culinary future with in vitro meat . . .The real thing may not be as far away as you think
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet
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
Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual
An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson: Climate change, science fiction, and our collective failure of imagination
Bookmarks for a Human Age
Here’s a coal retirement plan that doesn’t rely on uninvented technology or science-challenged leaders.
Yeast-derived “animal products” may soon be part of an environmentally balanced diet
Mining landfills for metals and energy