Amyris’s breakthroughs in bioengineering--and its plans to make biofuels from Brazilian sugarcane--promised to transform how the world’s businesses produce energy, cosmetics, and medicine. Then reality (and Wall Street) got in the way.
It’s a coating--inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plant--that is so slick that bacteria can’t live on it without sliding off.
What’s the best way to get from Yellowstone to Acadia? Just transfer at Shenandoah.
Potholes for Poverty lets you skip the arduous process of waiting for the city to come fix an annoying blemish on your street’s asphalt--for a price of doing a little good.
In the U.S., we may not see the slow creep of ethical lapses and crony capitalism that drowned the Italian economy. But according to the author of Capitalism For All, they’re happening, and we’re blind because we’re all responsible.
And not just for Lego people, for real live human beings.
Instagram is a tool of the trade for 32-year-old Tricia Wang, a sociologist and consultant working in China and documenting the effect of the wildfire-like spread of new social-media platforms like Weibo and Renren.
For centuries, Jewish students have studied the Talmud by learning through discussion and argument. Can U.S. education take anything from this ancient tradition that puts debate, not lecture, at the center of learning?