The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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As the editor of MIT Technology Review, I spend much of my time thinking about the types of stories and journalism that will be most valuable to our readers. What do curious, well-informed readers need to know about emerging technologies? As a writer, I am particularly interested these days in the intersection of chemistry, materials science, energy, manufacturing, and economics.
David Rotman's Stories
A multinational research collaboration has identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with an increased risk for the psychiatric disease.
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.
Advanced technologies are affecting everything from our sense of privacy and free speech to the types of jobs that are available to the foods that we eat. In our best features this year, we got into these highly controversial topics.
Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat.
Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
The effects of global warming will persist for hundreds of years. What are our responsibilities and duties today to help safeguard the distant future? That is the question ethicists are now asking.
Intentionally engineering Earth’s atmosphere to offset rising temperatures could be far more doable than you imagine, says David Keith. But is it a good idea?