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Feature Articles

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

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...
Water has immense spiritual importance to Muslims; it is a symbol of purity and...

Futuring Articles

Complexity requires us to examine futures-related issues from many angles and...
Bold ideas about humanity’s future went on full display at the World...
Smartphones may have a more limited future than you think (or hope) today. And...
From utopian ideals to dystopian nightmares, the narratives we create about...

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

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...
Will the “language of the future” be Chinese or English or both? An...

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

Drones harbor no ill-intent, as yet, but terrorists and hackers may turn sci-fi...
A new sensing device offers a more-private alternative to “granny cams...
Will we be talking with the plants in the future? If by “talking”...
A “mind-reading” device could help distinguish real threats from...

Earth News

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...
Food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic producers are tapping a new green resource.

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

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?
The million-strong Yes Youth Can movement pushes for peace, democracy, and job...

Humanity News

Lack of resilience against discrimination may be a factor in the aging process.
Ethnic integration on the Tibetan Plateau may be limited by genetics.
Nicotine, combined with stress hormones, affects brain chemistry in a way that...
Prospective brides and grooms are probably better at predicting their future...

Commerce News

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...
A Finnish researcher offers a new tool for assessing environmental impacts of...
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