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Would Luddites find the gig economy familiar?

EnlargeMatthieu Spohn The term Luddite is usually used as an insult. It suggests someone who is backward-looking, averse to progress, afraid of...

A locally grown solution for period poverty

Enlarge / Sisal is an invasive species that is also grown agriculturally.Chris Hellier Women and girls across much of the developing world...

New algorithm finds lots of gene-editing enzymes in environmental DNA

Enlarge / The protein structure of CAS, shown with nucleic acids bound.Bang Wong, Broad Institute CRISPR—Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats—is the...

Determinism vs. free will: A scientific showdown

EnlargeKTSDESIGN The takeaway of Robert Sapolsky’s Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will is basically the same as that espoused by...

Context is everything: Why key developments often sit unused

Enlarge / Mock-up of Sleeping Beauties book cover.Simon & Schuster Andreas Wagner is interested in evolution, that of molecules, species, and ideas....

The lessons of a wildfire that destroyed a town and burned for 15 months

Enlarge / The aftermath of the Fort McMurray fire.Katie Daubs At noon on May 3, the fire chief in the oil town...

Your chocolate comes with a side order of deforestation

Enlarge / A cocoa pod, this one grown in Asia.Tan Dao Duy Cocoa farmers in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire make less than...

Ready the Ig Nobel: Researchers incorporate used diapers into concrete

EnlargeRenphoto Government building rules and regulations can be outdated and misguided, insisting upon conventional building materials with prices that aren’t compatible with...

When innovation goes south: The tech that never quite worked out

Enlarge / Once the future of travel, now a museum piece.Didier Messens Vaclav Smil reminds us that despite the onslaught of popular...

Are we ethically ready to set up shop in space?

Enlarge / Orbiting space station from 2001: A Space Odyssey.Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images Off-Earth will amaze you: On nearly every page,...

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