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An example of a zipcar station. Credit: Shinya Suzuki / Flickr Creative Commons

The rise of Uber and Airbnb may make you think that we’ve reached the peak of the “sharing economy." But to Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, we’re just getting started. Read More...

A 19th century weather map.

Before the 1800s, our climate was unpredictable, poorly understood, and frightening. Author Peter Moore gives us the untold story of a generation of maverick scientists who finally let us predict the weather. Read More...

A concrete parking lot

You already feel guilty about the car you drive to work, but you might want to start feeling guilty about your workplace too. Reporter Daniel Gross takes a look at why concrete is helping destroy the environment. Read More...

Storm clouds over a city

Floods, drought, crime waves, terrorism, and superstorms. The modern city faces myriad catastrophes and crises. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, tells us how cities can cope with these challenges, and what they can do to bounce back. Read More...

A delicious burger

Trade in your burgers and chicken wings for cricket flour and meatless protein. Bitty Food’s Megan Miller and Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown tell you why your dinner is going to look radically different in 20 years. Read More...

Fake ants on watermelon

They might ruin a picnic, but new research shows that ants are actually a vital part of our urban centers. Read More...

Fried calamari

Even fish caught in the U.S. may travel over 12,000 miles before it reaches your plate, says Four Fish author Paul Greenberg. Read More...

beakers

Driving a Prius may help psychologically, but to really be effective, renewable energy solutions need to happen on a national level. Dan Nocera, a leader in clean energy research, talks about big-picture solutions. Read More...

BioSkin A new technology in Japan places cooling systems on the outside of buildings. And it might solve urban heating woes. Read More...
WikiCell ice cream

Forget the bread bowl. Someday your soup may be contained in edible, grape-like packaging. Dr. David Edwards, creator and Harvard professor, is taking his cue from fruits with edible skins and looking to upend the food industry. Read More...

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