Lisa Margonelli
Lisa Margonelli

Lisa Margonelli writes the Small Science column for Zócalo Public Square, where she is the science and humanities editor. Follow her on Twitter.

Future Tense
June 30 2016 7:00 AMRiding the Bus With Big DataWill public transit apps create customers or citizens?
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May 18 2016 8:55 AMThe Gulf Between Regulatory Ability and the Demand for Eco-Friendly CarsThe VW scandal shows how the government fails green consumers.
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Jan. 27 2016 9:30 AMBirders With Binoculars Beat SupercomputersIf you want to know which species are going extinct, don’t use an algorithm. Count ducks at Christmas.
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Jan. 8 2015 8:34 AMThe Carbon Diet FallacyDealing with climate change is not like trying to lose weight.
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Feb. 19 2013 6:03 AMHow the New Mad Max Movie Messed With NamibiaThe cautionary tale of resource scarcity actually caused harm during filming.
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Oct. 17 2011 11:40 AMAlms for the RichHow policies meant to promote alternative energies are actually hurting the middle class.
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June 10 2016 10:03 AMThe Deep History and Bright Future of the AlewifeWhy my community rallies around this weird little fish.
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April 27 2016 1:26 PMThis Bacteria Strain Offers a Curious Mix of Hope and DangerThe Elizabethkingia strain could cure malaria, but it’s also sickened dozens in Wisconsin.
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Nov. 20 2015 10:36 AMImagining California Without Oil RefineriesNot being gasoline consumers has become part of residents’ identities.
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Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AMClean Air Is for the WealthyHow California’s green-vehicle subsidies magnify the state’s income inequality problem.
Map of the Week
June 1 2012 9:04 AMWhere Are Gas Prices Going Up Fastest?A map of gas price hikes.