You can always count on the MoMA for two things: high-concept theme shows and high-concept theme shows that go in directions you didn’t expect. On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth […]
In the wake of last week’s defeat of cap and trade, the predictable narrative offered by bloggers and commentators has been to blame the failure on industry, skeptics, and Republicans. […]
Bolivian President Evo Morales, General Wesley Clark, Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro Interviewed by Big Think
Big Think interviewed an array of luminaries in a variety of fields this week, including several world leaders and giants in the arts. Bolivian President Evo Morales, in New York […]
On the issue of climate change, among the most important, yet frequently overlooked segments of the public are farmers living in the agricultural Midwest and across major agricultural districts of […]
In one of the strongest declarations I’ve seen from a major newspaper editorial board, the San Jose Mercury News calls on Congress in 2007 to enact major legislation to deal […]
Is ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson a PR juggernaut who takes advantage of the ideological innocence of general assignment and TV reporters?In his regular column at Portfolio magazine, former NY Times […]
Excavation at Toba suggests that humans survived the eruption better than previously thought, the Yellowstone swarm was the second biggest ever and where to take a summer vacation.
Two earthquake swarms have gotten people's attention - the Yellowstone swarm seems to be dying down, but the swarm at Obsidian Butte in California is still going strong.
Yesterday I turned in a short essay to the BA’s Science & Public Affairs magazine about science communication in the Obama era. In the essay, among recommendations,I floated a proposal […]
Last week I participated in a two-day workshop at NSF on climate change education. The meeting brought together researchers in science education, communication, and informal learning; representatives from government agencies […]
Some time ago, we looked at how designers are rethinking packaging to make it less ecologically demanding and more user-friendly. Now, eBay joins the movement with “simple green shipping” – […]
Will Personal Conflict and the Industry/Labor Alliance Derail the Democrats’ Climate Change Ambitions?
At the Washington Post today , Juliet Eilperin and Michael Grunwald report on the diverging priorities of House speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic chairmen John Dingell and Henry Waxman, […]
I have an article at Slate magazine today that ties together and elaborates on some of the themes explored at this blog over the past several weeks. Below is the […]
As the world grows more interconnected, support for developing countries should be an even bigger concern, says former Irish President Mary Robinson. A failed state like Somalia, which lacks any […]
Despite record amounts of media attention and ever certain science about threats to the environment, Americans’ commitment to taking environmentally sustainable actions remains little changed over the past eight years. […]
In our last major talk of the summer here in DC, on Tues. June 19 we will be delivering our Speaking Science 2.0 presentation at the Center for American Progress. […]
Science and democracy are supposed to go together like Mom and apple pie. But in the American political arena, they aren’t naturally compatible: To show people Science, you have to […]
The average person flushes more than 7,000 liters of water down the toilet every year. With more than half of the world’s population using flushable toilets, this amounts to trillions […]