It isn't the loss of books themselves that concerns the author, but the memories we keep by storing them in physical form. More »
Electricity bills are confusing, and don't arrive until long after the damage is done. The fix to a system that's high in both costs and headaches lies in connecting consumers to their consumption--show people what they're using in real time, and make it easy to compare costs to kilowatts.
The sexes: Women are dominating society as never before. Are Fathers Necessary?Plus:
Energy: A map of one couple's attempt to build the world's greenest home
Technology: How media companies are taming the Internet's chaos
Education: Helping wayward students—by personalizing curricula
Business: Why are fewer drugs being approved, even as R&D surges?
Wealth of nations: An eminent economist discovers the virtues of colonialism.
Security: Most terrorists are bungling fools. Spread the word.