The Rising

The Rising covers how the environment is changing and how that change impacts business, politics, and technology.

Artificial trees could help save the planet. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Climate change has always had a rather simple yet daunting solution: plant one trillion trees. The world already holds approximately three trillion trees, so a 33% increase would be significant to say the least. The plan is viable in the long-term, but unfortunately it would require immense resource allocation and international cooperation in a time when mankind cannot agree about burning rainforests. Unfortunately, little action has been taken on the worldwide scale necessary to bring this...

3 Technologies That Are Merging Human and Machine

For decades, comic books have told stories of super soldiers and cyborgs, normal people who, after being enhanced by science, became capable of extraordinary physical feats. While those tales have remained in the realm of fiction, technology, more and more, is interacting directly with our biology. Joint replacements, prosthetics, laser-eye treatments – there are innumerable ways that humans use medical technology to improve their physical prowess, or just make life more convenient. However,...

This ship built with cutting-edge technology is researching the climate crisis

As the RRS James Clark Ross nears her 25-year lifespan, a newer ship must take on the helm of conducting Antarctic and Arctic research. Named after one of the most revered natural historians in the world, the RRS Sir David Attenborough has set sail in hopes of collecting crucial research regarding climate change. A ship built with cutting-edge technology, an astonishing range of scientific capabilities, and the ability to reduce ship-borne environmental impacts, the RRS Sir David Attenborough...

The 10 Best Science Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Honestly, there are probably too many podcasts out there right now. Besides Grit Daily’s podcast — chaired by Los Angeles-based editor Noah Staum — there are comedy podcasts, mystery podcasts, podcasts about love, podcasts that tell short stories, podcasts dedicated to serial killers – it can be hard to sift through all of them. So how about some science podcasts that may actually make you smarter? Even in this niche, it can be difficult to find the perfect science podcast...

Impossible Foods: A Look at the Science Behind Meatless Meat

I have been a consistent meat eater for the majority of my adult life. For any given restaurant run, it would be an absolute rarity if I ordered anything that didn’t contain some combination of beef, pork, or chicken. But for the New Year, I decided to test my own abilities of self control and try out a vegetarian diet. While the first week of January went fairly simply, I had totally forgotten about the major event that would soon take place: a business trip to Las Vegas (a place not well...

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