A kingdom from dust

Get ready for a very long read about Stewart Resnick and his water-guzzling empire (Wonderful Pistachios, Halos, POM, and FIJI). He is, “the biggest farmer in the United States, a fact he has tried to keep hidden while he has shaped what we eat, transformed California’s landscape, and ruled entire towns.” learn more

Drinking water from the sea. 

Water is essential to our survival, and it covers much of the earth. The only pesky issue is that most of that water is saltwater. Naturally, desalinization is a big deal. Unfortunately it’s still very expensive process, so water scarcity continues to be an issue in much of the world. A new graphene-based technology might enable rapid production of membranes to filter salt out of seawater. learn more