The Future of Energy: Earth, Wind,
by Eric A. Powell
Our biggest sources of energy basically rely on fire—burning fossil fuels. To build a sustainable energy future, we have to start relying on the other three classical elements.
Frozen. Irradiated. Desolate. Alive?
by Gregory Mone
A rebellious young scientist
makes the case that Jupiter’s icy moon
Europa could host thriving life.
Your Cancer, Your Cure: How New Genetic Tests Are Saving Lives
by David Ewing Duncan
Potent new cancer
treatments come with a big catch: They tend to work on just a few people. New ways to match the right drug with the right patient could finally
lead to a genuine
Into the Permian Woods
by Josie Garthwaite
In Mongolia, 298-million-year-old plant fossils paint a portrait of what life was like long before the dinosaurs.
How Infinite In Faculty
by Ray Kurzweil
Future machines will exhibit a full range of human traits and help answer one of
science’s most important questions: What is consciousness?
by Douglas Starr
“Who are you going
to believe? Me or your lying
Discover, 2012, November