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    Can Remnants of Ancient Life Show Us How to Live Wisely Into the Future?

    At long-term nuclear repositories in Finland and Sweden, waste will be ensconced in cast-iron inserts (right), which are then placed in copper canisters (left).Posiva Oy This is part 2 of Vincent Ialenti’s report on how how to think about nuclear waste in the environment over the very long term. Also see part 1, which ran […]

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    Looking Into the Far Future of Earth’s First Long-Term Nuclear-Waste Vault

    On June 1, 1676 the Battle of Öland was raging, as the Swedish navy grappled with a Danish-Dutch fleet for control of the southern rim of the Baltic Sea. Amid bad weather, Kronan—Sweden’s naval flagship in the region and one of the largest warships of its kind at the time—made a sudden left turn. Its […]

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    An Astrobiologist Asks a Sci-fi Novelist How to Survive the Anthropocene

    Kim Stanley Robinson imagines our future.

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    The Death and Life of the Frontier

    A voyage to the limits of the knowable.