Trends Issue 139 - November 2014

Getting Paid to Lose

For nearly a decade, venture capital firms and hedge funds have delivered poor returns to investors, while making...

Getting Paid to Lose
published on: Nov 17, 2014

Financialization Overload

Financial services serve a crucial function within an economy. But what happens when the financial tail becomes so...

Financialization Overload
published on: Nov 17, 2014

Big Trouble for Big China

According to IMF estimates, China caught up with the United States in terms of GDP this year, on a Purchasing Power...

Big Trouble for Big China
published on: Nov 17, 2014

Turbocharging Photosynthesis

Except for a few obscure “extremophiles,” life on Earth depends on photosynthesis. With worldwide food demand...

Turbocharging Photosynthesis
published on: Nov 17, 2014

It’s a Big Fracking Deal

Because of the enormous transformational implications built into the economics of the North American Energy...

It’s a Big Fracking Deal
published on: Nov 17, 2014

Scientists Continue to Work on Reversing the...

Since humanity first walked the Earth, people have dreamed of staying young longer. While the average lifespan and...

Scientists Continue to Work on Reversing the Aging Process
published on: Nov 17, 2014