A century ago, technology helped us dig underground and extract fossil fuels to power our world. We're overdue for another energy revolution to keep our climate cauldron from boiling over. In this special issue of Discover, we survey cutting-edge techniques to produce clean, renewable energy for the future.
You’ll meet generations of daredevils who weren’t — and still aren’t — afraid to wing it in pursuit of man's ultimate dream: to fly like the birds. We’re also heading to Mongolia to investigate how climate fueled Genghis Khan’s rise to power 800 years ago, and how a different climate shift could spell disaster today.
Plus: The scientists who deny dark matter's existence, human echolocation, and tantalizing new insights about Pluto. And more!