A piano duet does not necessarily require the cooperation of two humans. Sometimes beautiful music is the result of a less conventional partnership—like, say, between a human and a computer programmed with slime mold
CALIFORNIA IS RUNNING on groundwater right now. As the state has cut down on surface water deliveries from rivers and reservoirs, farmers and municipal water suppliers have reacted by sucking more and more out of Madre Earth.
The millions of dollars that Super Bowl ads command have turned the commercials into a spectacle in their own right. They also provide great marketing case studies--what would a company do if it had one shot at reaching the broadest audience it could.