Thanks to technological progress, cars are much safer than one-horse open sleighs.
Science writer Steven Johnson, author of the new book Extra Life, on vaccines, medical breakthroughs, and life after Covid.
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Pestilence, war, famine, and death are all on the decline.
Thanks to the ultimate resource: the human mind
Mark the 49th anniversary of Earth Day by celebrating human ingenuity.
New Simon Abundance Index elegantly refutes primitive zero-sum intuitions with respect to population and resource availability trends.
Bob Dole's magical pill changed the way Americans think about sickness and treatment.
Half a century after The Population Bomb, Ehrlich still thinks global catastrophe is just around the corner.
Take Hans Rosling's Test Your World Knowledge quiz and find out