This Week in Science

[Chicago cityscape]


This week’s issue of Science has a special issue on cities, focusing on sustainability, safety, and climate. I especially enjoyed reading, “Upending the Traditional Farm“:

In a high-tech answer to the “local food” movement, some experts want to transport the whole farm–shoots, roots, and all–to the city. They predict that future cities could grow most of their food inside city limits, in ultraefficient greenhouses.


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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: