Science & Technology

Overpopulation and the Green Revolution

By Alan Weisman, from Countdown

The Green Revolution saved many from starvation, but its father, Norman Borlaug, knew it was only half the answer. The other? Slowing population growth.

Open Systems and Glass Ceilings

By Astra Taylor

Has the over-representation of "well-off white men" led to the creation of a glass ceiling in the digital realm, where despite the lack of a barrier to entry, minority voices are still marginalized?

Suspended Animation is Within Our Grasp

by Trinica Sampson

Science fiction becomes reality as doctors prepare to bring suspended animation to human patients.

Pop-Up House: The Affordable Passive House

by Trinica Sampson

The Pop-Up House makes passive construction easy with a Lego-like assembly.


Print Your Own Disease-Detecting Microscope for 50 Cents

by Trinica Sampson

A bioengineering assistant professor at Stanford University has created a functional paper microscope for only $0.50.

De-Extinction Brings Dead Species Back to Life

by Trinica Sampson

With technology reminiscent of Jurassic Park, scientists plan to revive long-extinct species like the passenger pigeon.

Moss-Powered Electricity

by Trinica Sampson

Are mosses the new solar panels?

A Portable Micro Home is the New American Dream

by Katherine Jennings

This student-designed micro home is completely self-sufficient and can be towed by your average car.

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