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 writer, producer and designer based in New York. She’s the host and producer of a podcast called Meanwhile in the Future, and a columnist for BBC Future. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Motherboard, and more.
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 a fellow with the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Biodiversity Institute in Oxford, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her latest book is Biocode: The New Age of Genomics.
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 a journalist, author and broadcaster whose work has appeared in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail among others. Her latest book for children is a biography of Helen Keller. She lives in London, Canada.
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 professor in politics and a tutorial fellow in politics at Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He won the Prix d’histoire for The Legend of Napoleon (2006), and his latest book is How the French Think (2015).
is a British author. Her first novel was The Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgar (2012), and her travel writing and non-fiction have appeared in Vogue, Lonely Planet and the Independent on Sunday. She lives in Worthing, Sussex.
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).
is a sociologist at Columbia University whose work focuses on elites. He is the author of Privilege (2011), and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker and Time Magazine among others. He lives in New York.
is the author of Voices from Iraq, and covered the Afghan and Iraq wars for Time, The New Republic and Salon. This fall he will be working with Andrew Bacevich on an open online course, War for the Greater Middle East (Boston Univ./EdX).
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.
is a freelance writer and a radio journalist. She reports on the environment, agriculture and global development. She is based in Dakar, Senegal, where she is writing a book about the early history of peanuts in West Africa.
is the managing editor of STIR Journal and a freelance essayist. Wanderlust dominates her life and work and much of her writing is about travel. Currently, she is working on Against the Grain, a memoir.
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 an American author, whose books include the novel The Country of Ice Cream Star (2014), and non-fiction such as How Not to Write a Novel (2008) and The Western Lit Survival Kit (2012). She lives in Manhattan.
is a professor of law at the University of Maryland and a specialist on challenges posed to information law by technology. His book, The Black Box Society (2015), develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance.
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 an author, columnist and speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of culture and commerce. Her latest book is The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion (2013). She lives in Los Angeles.
is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois. He is the co-author, with Alan Fiske, of Virtuous Violence (2014).
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 writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post and Salon, among others. She is the author of the memoirs The Edge of Normal (2015) and A More Perfect Union (2006) and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
writes about the environment and science. Her work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones, among others. She wrote Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya (2002), and lives in California.
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.
is a writer and editor living in Rotterdam. He teaches a seminar on the anthropocene at the Technical University of Delft, and is the author of When Marina Abramović Dies: A Biography (MIT Press, 2010).
is an attorney, political philosopher and writer whose work has been published in Al Jazeera America, Dissent and Guernica, among others. She is the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (2015).