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Energy Economics: What Will Turn Us On in 2030?

Advanced lithium-ion batteries may be all the rage for electric cars, but that doesn't mean one no longer faces drain anxiety when sitting in the audience of an energy conference taking notes on a laptop while a speaker extols their virtues...

November 2, 2011 — David Biello

Could you go vegan for a month?

I didn't know if I could but I wanted to give it a try. I kept a diary which is below which some might find entertaining or funny in parts but was really only designed for me to easily follow what I was doing...

November 2, 2011 — James Byrne

What Is Peer Review for?

There is a lot of back and forth right now amongst the academic technorati about the "future of peer review". The more I read about this, the more I've begun to step back and ask, in all seriousness: What is scientific peer-review for?...

November 2, 2011 — Bradley Voytek

The Scientific Paper: past, present and probable future

I first published this post on December 5, 2007. It was later edited and published in the Journal of Science Communication . Communication Communication of any kind, including communication of empirical information about the world (which includes scientific information), is constrained by three factors: technology, social factors, and, as a special case of social factors - official conventions...

November 2, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

AMNH Takes Visitors Beyond Planet Earth

On November 19th, the American Museum of Natural History invites visitors to imagine what may be next in space exploration. Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration is a brand new exhibit developed by astronomer Dr...

November 2, 2011 — Krystal D'Costa

Fabric of the Cosmos Some Seriously Mind-Bending Physics

Fabric of the Cosmos, starring theoretical physicist Brian Greene, premieres tonight on NOVA (with further episodes airing November 9, 16 and 23). The 4-part miniseries based on Greene’s latest book of the same name is a remarkable journey into the jarring world of theoretical physics...

November 2, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Negawatts and Megawatts - When Less Makes Money

Note: Many statements contained in this piece are the result of an in-person interview between the author (Melissa C. Lott) and Chevron Energy Solutions’s President, Jim Davis in the fall of 2011...

November 2, 2011 — Melissa C. Lott

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