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Why the next geological epoch should be named for when we tapped the sun’s energy.
In the fight against insects, plants have evolved an arsenal of ingenious chemical defenses.
How mushrooms could solve colony collapse disorder.
How a steady diet of fertilizers has turned crops into couch potatoes.
An infectious disease expert brings us up to date on the science of wearing a face mask.
How the demotion of Homo sapiens led to environmental destruction.
How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive.
To preserve nature, we need to open our minds to it.
The science-fiction author on why climate change doesn’t have to be humanity’s final story.
Few have witnessed the impact of global warming more closely than this scientist.
In an excerpt from his new novel, the author drowns La La Land.
To stop destroying nature, developers are mimicking it.
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The power of platforms like Facebook and Google has escaped the control of the optimistic technocrats at their helm. And it is wreaking havoc in ways that we lab rats have only just begun…Read More
COVID has reached peak unsexiness. The thought occurs to me as I scroll through previously lively physician COVID forums where research, clinical quandaries, and professional anxieties…Read More
In his new book, The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World, Edward Melillo calls some insects “little laboratories,” the various productions of which have supported…Read More