What’s the difference between one head of lettuce and another? A lot, journalist Jo Robinson tells us. The foods we eat that are freshest and closest to their wild ancestors are healthier and can prevent many of the chronic illnesses that are part of modern life.
What does art about science look like? How can art make science more comprehensible? How are these disciplines separate and where do they meet? Check out Currents New Media and the SFI Interplanetary Festival to find out more.
Magma. Lava. Fissures. Eruptions. Tectonic plates. Angry gods. What are volcanoes, and what’s going on at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii? Charlotte Rowe, vulcanologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares her experience as a scientist and witness to live volcanoes.
We’re living in the Anthropocene, the geological era of our own making, in which people dominate the earth, to the detriment — and death — of countless other life forms. Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book, The Sixth Extinction, and how we are responding (or not) to the crisis we’ve created.
Are there underlying laws of biological organisms, as there are laws of physics? What fundamental rules govern living things, and how do these rules map onto human-created communities? Geoffrey West walks us through these questions, and their far-reaching implications for long-term sustainability.
Is it possible to have a robust economy that does not lead to massive ecosystem destruction? Stuart Scott is an ecosocial strategist, and what he has to say is outside today’s mainstream of political and economic thinking. But he may just be right. Listen and decide for yourself.
… is a group of young people in Santa Fe, NM, who are doing climate change activism. Teenager Marina Weber started writing a book when she was 9, and it’s been published… and she’s working on a sequel!