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JEFFREY KLUGER FEW THINGS MAKE A POST-1950S PRESIDENT APPEAR AS visionary as talking about going to Mars. At one point or another, almost all Presidents seem to do it. On Oct. 11, Obama joined the chorus, promising a public-private partnership to se
ON THE OCCASIONAL clear-frost autumn night, my dog takes the opportunity to remind me that she is not a dog. Bewitched by sounds that I cannot hear and by smells that I cannot imagine, she plants her four feet stolidly apart and raises her head up to
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JUSTIN WORLAND AS GEOLOGICAL EPOCHS HAVE COME AND gone throughout Earth’s vast history, shifts have often correlated with large-scale global changes like ice ages and mass extinctions. An asteroid hits the planet, wiping out the dinosaurs, and the C
Two U.S. companies are determined to drill asteroids for space’s riches. But are they prepared to share the trillion-dollar sky with foreign competitors?
MANY RENEWABLE energy advocates think the best way to store solar and wind energy may be to use what are known as “flow batteries,” which hold liquid electrolytes in tanks and then pump them through a reactor to produce electricity. A major advantage
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Matthew Philips President Obama’s environmental legacy went up in smoke the minute Donald Trump won. Obama has spent the past four years pursuing an aggressive regulatory agenda aimed at lowering the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels, boosting green
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I’M CRUISING THROUGH AN AMARANTH-TINGED VACUUM in a dangerously vulnerable starship. Asteroids phase in and out of view, each a mineral mass my photon cannons can mine for fuel. In the distance, a distress signal beckons from one of the nearly unlimi
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ARCHITECT STEVEN HOLL SAVED A PLOT OF LAND FROM DEVELOPMENT AND BUILT HIMSELF A GUESTHOUSE THAT SLEEPS FIVE—BUT HAS NO BEDROOMS.
CHINESE CUSTOMERS PAYING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS PER POUND OF WILD APPALACHIAN GINSENG ARE FEEDING A DIGGING FRENZY THAT THREATENS TO DECIMATE THE REVERED ROOT FOR GOOD.
VISUAL COMMENTARIES ON THE EARTH’S RESOURCES BY THREE ARTISTS.
WHEN I MOVED to Staten Island a couple years ago, it comforted me to see the blackened stubs of old pillars poking out of the harbor where the docks used to be, the overturned tree trunks and scrap metal. I had lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for yea
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