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The Most Important Energy Source for the Future is…

The Most Important Energy Source for the Future is…

For months I’ve been writing about how hydraulic fracturing is shifting our energy mix from oil to natural gas. From environmental impacts to geopolitics, new horizontal drilling technologies are transforming the 21st century energy landscape.

April 29, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum

Making Sustainable Beer

As global population continues to grow, managing the relationships between water, food and energy is becoming increasingly critical. Businesses need to react to the challenge and be mindful of the important role they play in implementing solutions.

April 25, 2014 — Andy Wales and Nature Climate Change
Hey, How Old Is That Octopus?

Hey, How Old Is That Octopus?

Trees have rings, horses have teeth and even rocks have radiocarbon decay. But how can you tell an octopus’s age? This isn’t a frivolous question.

October 30, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage

Bigger Cities Do More with Less

New science reveals why cities become more creative and efficient as they grow

January 1, 2014 — Luís M. A. Bettencourt and Geoffrey B. West
We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

Everyone would agree that a million is a lot and a billion is even more, but these types of numbers are hard to intuitively understand. So while you may nod and say, “wow” approvingly when told that there are more than a billion ants living in Manhattan, I bet you have a slightly more visceral [...]

August 22, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

When Did Women Start to Outlive Men?

Although a greater life expectancy is seen as normal today, it is a relatively new demographic phenomenon that emerged among people born in the late 19th century

July 7, 2015 — Rachael Rettner and LiveScience

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