Futurology

Toward truly compostable plastic
Materials scientists are cooking up environmentally friendly plastics from natural sources like silk, plant fibers and whole algae.
Your garden’s 2024 “hardiness zone” could change, thanks to warming climates
Hotter summers and warmer winters are changing the types of plants we’ll be able to successfully grow. Here’s how to adapt.
Scientists are deep-freezing corals to repopulate the ocean
Healthy corals could disappear by the 2030s if climate change is not curbed, so scientists are deep freezing specimens.
Is this plant the protein food of the future?
Lab-grown meat techniques aren’t new
Brain-computer interfaces could let soldiers control weapons with their thoughts
By 2040, 60% of “meat” won’t come from dead animals
Neuralink’s monkey can play Pong with its mind. Elon Musk says human trials are next.
Can “terraforming” turn Mars or the moon into Earth 2.0?
Scientists are growing animals in artificial wombs. Humans might be next.
Here’s how growing plants on the Moon could benefit Earth
The "Creative Singularity" came and went. Now what should we do? 
3D printing promises to transform architecture forever