Science & Technology


Table of Contents: January-February 2013

January February 2013 Table of Contents      Food Riot     Time to Get CrazyWe might be doomed by climate change, but we should fight anyway by Chris Hedges, from TruthDig   This Crisis Needs A MovementUsing people power


The Dark Side of the Digital World

By Ulises Ali Mejias

The digital world poses a threat if we are not careful to question its power to monopolize and determine, commodify, and commercialize so many aspects of our lives.


Will Robots Replace Humans for Everything?

By Staff, Utne Reader

Robots can do everything from cracking jokes to making love. Will robots replace humans?


Ambient Awareness: Learning to Pay Attention Again

By Malcolm McCullough

Submerged in an environment of inescapable media, cultivating the ability to pay attention is becoming crucial to success.


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Welcome to the (Don't Be) Evil Empire

by Rebecca Solnit

What do the U.S. government and Silicon Valley have in common? Above all, they want to remain opaque while making the rest of us entirely transparent through the capture of our data. 


Stealth Wear

By Staff, Utne Reader

To combat government spying, artist Adam Harvey has developed Stealth Wear, a line of metalized clothing that can block infrared imaging used by surveillance drones.


Sweet Detoxification: P-Coumaric Acid

By Staff, Utne Reader

Thanks to a compound on pollen called p-coumaric acid, honey triggers honeybees’ ability to detoxify in a way that substitute sugar feeds can’t.


The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth

by Dani Burlison

Harnessing the power of collaborative learning and DIY science, California’s Maker Faire aims to combat throwaway culture by giving young people the tools and inspiration to invent.  



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