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Duck-Billed Dinosaur Fossils Settle Years of Speculation
By Carl Engelking
We all know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but now paleontologists are learning you can’t judge a dinosaur by its forearms. For over 50 years, everything archaeologists knew about the ostrich-like dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus was based ... Progress The Abundances of Ages by Venkat Roa

What history tells us about the future of technology
Waste, Creativity and Godwin’s Corollary for Technology by Venkat Rao On a 10-point scale where good vs. evil is a 4 in terms of difficulty, I’d rate scarcity versus abundance at 8.5. Smaller by Malcolm Gladwell

The disposable diaper and the meaning of progress.
Addicted to Speed by James Gleick
How technology makes us faster
When the House Starts Talking to Itself
by James Gleick
Is your house smarter than you are?
Atoms Are the New Bits by Chris Anderson
In an age of open source, custom-fabricated, DIY product design, all you need to conquer the world is a brilliant idea. The Environment
State of the Species by Charles C. Mann
Does success spell doom for Homo sapiens?
Planet of Weeds by David Quammen
Decreasing biological diversity tends to favour adaptable invasive species, like us. Plastic Ocean by Susan Casey
A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain. Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility…and worse. The Prophet of Garbage by Michael Behar

Joseph Longo’s Plasma Converter turns trash into clean energy - and promises to make a relic of the landfill. 20 more great articles about the environment
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The Radioactive Boy Scout by Ken Silverstein
The boy who attempted to build a nuclear breeder reactor in his mother’s potting shed as part of a Boy Scout merit-badge project. How to Get a Nuclear Bomb by William Langewiesche
It wouldn’t be easy. But it wouldn’t be impossible. A reporter travels the world to find out how. Meltdown by Wil S. Hylton
What went wrong with nuclear power? How did the cleanest, cheapest solution to our oil dependence become the stuff of apocalyptic nightmares? Where does the myth end and the truth begin? 10 more great articles about nuclear technology

Forgotten Benefactor of Humanity by Gregg Easterbrook
Norman Borlaug, the agronomist whose discoveries sparked the Green Revolution, has saved literally millions of lives, yet he is hardly a household name. Mind Control by Carl Zimmer
How to control an army of zombies
Red Menace by Brendan I. Koerner
Stopping the Ug99 Fungus Before Its Spores Bring Starvation. A Simple Plan to ID Every Creature on Earth
"He wants to know more than just the names, of course; he wants to know who lives where and who eats whom and to unravel the mysteries of the ecosystem. But his first question is always the most basic: What is it called?" Genetics

Restless Genes by David Dobbs
The compulsion to see what lies beyond that far ridge or that ocean is a defining part of human identity and success. The Search for Adam and Eve by John Tierney
She was not the only woman on earth, nor necessarily the most...
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