is a science and technology writer whose work has appeared in Wired, Rolling Stone, and New Scientist, among others. His latest book is The Day the World Discovered the Sun (2012). He lives in Massachusetts.
is a science journalist, whose work has been published in Nature, New Scientist, and Popular Mechanics, among others. His first book is Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars (2013).
is a journalist who writes about psychology and behaviour for publications such as New Scientist, Nature, and Prospect, among others. His book, The Power of Others, was published on 1 May. He lives in London.
is president of the Long Now Foundation and co-founder of the Revive and Restore project in San Francisco. He edited the Whole Earth Catalog (1968-74) and his latest book is Whole Earth Discipline (2010).
is a writer who is still confused about whether aliens exist. Her first book, The Misfit Economy, co-authored with Kyra Maya Phillips, will be published by Simon & Schuster this year. She lives in Berlin.
is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester, working in astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. His latest book is The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch (2014). He lives in London.
is the author of Cranioklepty (2009) and Afterlives of the Saints (2012). His work has also appeared in LA Review of Books, and he is a regular contributor to Lapham’s Quarterly. He lives in California.
is a Scottish writer, artist and photographer. She has been car-jacked in Barcelona, lost in the Alps, and harassed by fake police in Cuba, but still loves the adventurer’s life. She is based in Spain.
is a novelist and writer. From 2008 to 2010, he helped run the My Life Is a Story campaign for UNESCO to raise awareness about street children. He edited Outsiders (2013), a collection by Italian authors.
is associate professor of history and chair of the history department at Bowdoin College in Maine. His latest book is The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment (2015).
is professor of philosophy at the University of Calgary in Alberta. He is author or editor of eight books, including Free Will and the Brain (2015), Bioethics and the Brain (2006) and Biomedical Ethics (2004).
is a British journalist whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Telegraph and The Washington Post. His latest book is Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa (2011). He lives in Mississippi.
is professor of social sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California (2nd edition, 2014) and Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism (2011).
is a science journalist whose work has appeared in The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, among others. His latest book is In the Interests of Safety (2014), co-written with Tracey Brown. He lives in London.
is a journalist, author and public speaker. A columnist for the Santa Barbara Independent, her work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor among others. She is the author of Undecided (2011).
advises organisations, cities and governments on innovation and creativity. He is chairman of Apps for Good and an associate at the Centre for London. His latest book is The Frugal Innovator (2014). He lives in Highbury, North London.
has written books for adults and children, swum with piranhas and electric eels, and been hunted by a swimming tiger in India. Her next book, The Soul of an Octopus, is out in May 2015. She lives in New Hampshire.
is a professor of psychiatry at the University of California, LA, and co-chief of the Schizophrenia Treatment Unit at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He writes the Psych Unseen blog for Psychology Today.
is a professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in Canberra. Her latest book is The Future of Nature (2013), co-edited with Sverker Sörlin and Paul Warde.
is a British writer. His book on the psychology of belief is published in the US as The Unpersuadables and in the UK as The Heretics. He produced the novel The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone (2013).
writes on topics from creationist biology classes in Galápagos schools to the connections between suffering and selflessness. She lives in San José, California, and is the author of What Makes a Hero? (2013)
writes non-fiction and poetry. Her non-fiction work on bees is forthcoming in the journals ISLE and Resilience. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialises in environmental humanities.
is a professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich and at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. His latest book is Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle (2014).
wrote Out Of It: A Cultural History of Intoxication: A Natural History of Human Emotions and the forthcoming In The Realm of the Senses: A Materialist Theory of Seeing and Feeling. He also writes on food.