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Living in the Future's Past

Living in the Future’s Past

The big ideas swirling through Living in the Future’s Past all boil down to a simple premise: our response to climate change is predicated on environmental ambivalence, especially the cycle of panic and complacency that inhibits thoughtful long-term planning.

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

During her lifetime, Marie Curie was seen as an anomaly, not a pioneer. Marie Nöelle’s portrait is untidy and jittery, her Marie methodical and impetuous. To judge by the dialogue, all that concerned Curie was science and love.

Food Evolution

Food Evolution

What Scott Hamilton Kennedy captures in his scrupulous, optimistic documentary Food Evolution is the new reality for American scientists: the challenge of reaching a public bombarded by conspiracy theories and fearmongering.

The Creeping Garden

The Creeping Garden

Slime molds get no respect. This black sheep of the mycological world attracts little interest from researchers at the Fungarium, an archive of fungal specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London. Their role in the environment hasn’t been identified, explains Head of