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Monogamy Made Us Human

Since antiquity, monogamy has been the general rule of Western civilizations. Yet people have always known that other mating systems are possible. The Greek gods practiced a very loose monogamy ...
Politics & Policy

Wasted

In the dazzling sunlight of the United Arab Emirates, 30-story construction cranes twirl in the desert sand as thousands of highly trained, imported workers scurry below. The elaborate dance is ...
Politics & Policy

Power Politics

Daniel Yergin won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for The Prize, his monumental, 700-page history of the world oil market. Judging from the size and scope of the sequel, he ...
Politics & Policy

Overreaction

Japan’s nuclear agony has proved one of two things: Either humanity was never meant to tap the power of the atom, or the long, slow climb toward a nuclear economy ...

Here Comes That National Renewable Standard!

After 21 months of wrestling with climate legislation, it appears that the Senate may end up considering the worst-of-all-possible-worlds scenario: a national mandate requiring utilities to produce huge gobs of ...