Dan Stone

Waste Water into Wine: An Idea for Producing More Phosphorus

A few shortages on the planet pose fairly ominous threats to humanity. Clean water is becoming scarce in some regions, and energy that simply can’t meet future demands. Some endangered animals have too few remaining individuals. And the political ...

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. ...

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. ...

Riding the Seaplanes of Canada

Standing on the ground in Vancouver, you’ll see something unique about the skies overhead. Seaplanes are everywhere. They’re easily identified by the heavy set of footwear they lug around that allows them to take off and land from ...

Riding the Seaplanes of Canada

Standing on the ground in Vancouver, you’ll see something unique about the skies overhead. Seaplanes are everywhere. They’re easily identified by the heavy set of footwear they lug around that allows them to take off and land from ...

Vashon: Where Trees Can Be Cut Down—And It’s Okay

“Thou shalt not cut down trees” is pretty high up in the environmentalist handbook. Human development has done enough damage to the world, we often hear, leave the trees alone. And besides, they’re the ones dutifully soaking up the ...

Vashon: Where Trees Can Be Cut Down—And It’s Okay

“Thou shalt not cut down trees” is pretty high up in the environmentalist handbook. Human development has done enough damage to the world, we often hear, leave the trees alone. And besides, they’re the ones dutifully soaking up the ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Science?

Sometimes when we’re on the road for Change Reaction, photographer Spencer Millsap and I can get pretty nerdy. Actually, it’s more just me. Often when Spencer is setting up our cameras to film an interview, I’ll chat ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Science?

Sometimes when we’re on the road for Change Reaction, photographer Spencer Millsap and I can get pretty nerdy. Actually, it’s more just me. Often when Spencer is setting up our cameras to film an interview, I’ll chat ...

How Much Do You Really Know About Science?

Sometimes when we’re on the road for Change Reaction, photographer Spencer Millsap and I can get pretty nerdy. Actually, it’s more just me. Often when Spencer is setting up our cameras to film an interview, I’ll chat ...

Fired Up: Building a Better Cook Stove

The metal cauldron cook stoves that people in developing countries use are simple in design. You fill them with a form of coal, the way you would a barbeque. When a person in a place like Ethiopia or the Congo ...

The Hot, Powerful Water Beneath Glasgow

Like most cities in Europe, Glasgow has a rich past. It was a small merchant town before the industrial revolution, and now, with 600,000 people, it’s the largest city in Scotland. We wanted to visit Glasgow for a unique idea ...

The Hot, Powerful Water Beneath Glasgow

Like most cities in Europe, Glasgow has a rich past. It was a small merchant town before the industrial revolution, and now, with 600,000 people, it’s the largest city in Scotland. We wanted to visit Glasgow for a unique idea ...