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Higher Ed In 2050: Why The Future Is Not As Bleak As Many Believe

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 05.20.2015 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

It's easy to read this as a higher-ed utopia. That's far from the case. There are bound to be plenty of political battles, turf wars, and arguments about what actually constitutes "best" learning. Many schools we know today will have closed.

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

It's 2050: Can We Feed Nine Billion People Sustainably?

The New Republic | Bradford Plumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sometime around 2050, there are going to be nine billion people roaming this planet--two billion more than there are today. It's a safe bet that all t...

Why Care About Projected U.S. Ethnicity and Age?

Robert Engelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Engelman

It's pretty curious, given the country's aspiration to be unbiased by race or ethnicity, that the topic of our ethnic mix fascinates the Census Bureau and the news media so much.