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Sci/Tech Articles

Pet owners everywhere would like for their companion animals to live longer,...
Labs on chips and low-cost genetic sequencing could vastly improve medicine in...
Doctors and patients alike are navigating wave after wave of new technologies...
A technology trend analyst offers an overview of synthetic biology, its...

Earth Articles

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Threats to forests range from mega-fires to urban encroachment. Two futurists...
A new flying robotics challenge takes aim at the armed groups that are hunting...
If current trends continue, we’ll be dealing with three times as much...
The North Pole will become a shipping lane by 2040. The number of severe heat...

Futuring Articles

Whether it’s “rocket mail” or self-driving cars, predictions...
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Rather than attempting to predict future technologies—which will emerge (...
GRAY SCOTT
From printable foods to rights for robots, science fiction and science fact are...
Complexity requires us to examine futures-related issues from many angles and...

Governance Articles

As surveillance technologies become more ubiquitous, are we using them for good...
Living in “Cloud Cuckoo Land”: Risks of Predicting in Public Tasked...
Generous public employee retirement benefits and other vestiges of the past are...
The Project on Forward Engagement offers a three-part strategy for enabling...

Humanity Articles

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Religious imagination first reframed our quest toward tomorrow. Can it still...
The public may demand a right to know their own genetic information, but...
A psychologist examines several technological developments affecting sex,...
Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the MIT Media Lab and One Laptop per Child...

Commerce Articles

Organizational missteps may be signs of coming catastrophes that we have time...
British economic growth will outpace that of the United States. More than 6...
What will our economy, workplaces, and society look like when we can copy our...
The author of Future Jobs discusses the book’s mission to upgrade...
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Sci/Tech News

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What the detection of gravitational waves means for our understanding of the...
We are rapidly entering the “age of nanotheranostics,” says Raj...
Workers are increasingly using not just their own devices, but also their own...
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Unlike nonliving things, live cells respond to their environment, grow, and...

Earth News

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Freshwater sources may turn to saltwater, wetlands that helped prevent erosion...
A billion years from now, solar radiation will have set the Earth’s...
One of the big hurdles that solar energy has had to overcome is that it’s...
Rats are poised for growth and increased power, according to University of...

Futuring News

Is the pursuit of happiness selfish? Will pursuit of meaning condemn us to...
Two environmental advocates have new books out detailing their life’s...
Viruses and zombies and doom, oh my! Sci-fi both scares and inspires.
The first-ever Uni-Town Network Conference was held October 2-4, 2013, at the...

Governance News

A new Web site crowdsources solutions to urban challenges.
Partnerships to pursue knowledge could advance both scientific and diplomatic...
“The Arab world does not want a state without religion,” according...
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When computers figure out what you’re saying, will they care? Will you?

Humanity News

KETURAH HETRICK
Spanish is overtaking many native tongues. One-third of the world’s...
Individuals who are prone to addiction typically discount the future by...
Lack of resilience against discrimination may be a factor in the aging process.
Ethnic integration on the Tibetan Plateau may be limited by genetics.

Commerce News

Productivity-enhancing technologies may eliminate jobs, but innovation will...
A booming sector could bring surprising new jobs. How about food and clothing...
What increased interoperability within and between teams means for management...
Lawns and fields are costly for communities to maintain, but researchers are...
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