Feature Articles

Sci/Tech Articles

Is the Singularity as near as some believe? How might we assess its development...
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...

Earth Articles

Pakistan may be viewed as a case study of the fight for the survival of modern...
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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...

Futuring Articles

Futures Studies as it has evolved since the early 1970s is both a discipline...
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...

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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News

Sci/Tech News

People with vision impairments may soon get navigational assistance from...
Even if Mars is our destination, many space scientists argue that we need go...
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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...

Earth News

Fish and other aquatic life in the high seas are more valuable as absorbers of...
We couldn’t have gotten to the Moon without fuel cells, but so far this...
If trees and other plants could be more productive, then we could grow more...
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Freshwater sources may turn to saltwater, wetlands that helped prevent erosion...

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

Government corruption costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars a year, and...
As the gap grows between rich and poor, so do the chances for violent conflicts.
A new Web site crowdsources solutions to urban challenges.
Partnerships to pursue knowledge could advance both scientific and diplomatic...

Humanity News

Rising incomes and improved diets around the world could mean a dramatic 84%...
Experimental treatments might stop the disease before it starts.
As women and men achieve socioeconomic parity, more fathers are sharing child...
KETURAH HETRICK
Spanish is overtaking many native tongues. One-third of the world’s...

Commerce News

If current computer ownership trends continue, it will take 30 years for India...
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...
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