May 18, 2016
A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.
May 15, 2016
Anxiety plagues our times. In the UK, 19% of people suffer from depression and anxiety, according to the Office for National Statistics. Forty million Americans have an anxiety disorder; the average age of onset is 11. The disorders range from the generalised (GAD) to the unsettlingly specific: the pulling out of hair, compulsive skin-picking and, among the Inuit people of west Greenland, kayak angst. There is an anxiety for everyone.
February 26, 2016
Bees and other pollinators face increasing risks to their survival, threatening foods such as apples, blueberries and coffee worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, the first global assessment of pollinators showed on Friday.
James Manyika, Susan Lund, Jacques Bughin, Jonathan Woetzel, Kalin Stamenov, and Dhruv Dhingra, McKinsey & Co.
Conventional wisdom says that globalization has stalled. But although the global goods trade has flattened and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply since 2008, globalization is not heading into reverse. Rather, it is entering a new phase defined by soaring flows of data and information.
January 20, 2016
There is a lot of plastic in the world’s oceans.
December 1, 2015
Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering--a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.