Elisabeth Eaves

Elisabeth Eaves

Contributing Editor, Columnists

Articles by Elisabeth Eaves

4 March 2017

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA, develops research and technology to serve the US intelligence community. In this interview, IARPA Director Jason Matheny explains how the 10-year-old agency does its work.

2 January 2017

The advanced nuclear reactor industry in North America includes more than 50 companies and labs, which collectively have attracted some $1.3 billion in private capital, as well as government grants and other assistance.

23 December 2016
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Ten of 2016’s most notable columns. And three books.

Elisabeth Eaves

Great analysis and opinion from our regular contributors from the last year.

19 December 2016

The Crispr pioneers

Elisabeth Eaves

This group of scientists is shaping the future of the human race. 

7 December 2016

Credit Suisse, Bank of America: The big banks behind deforestation

Elisabeth Eaves

By loaning to companies that clear forests, these banks are contributing to a major source of global warming emissions.  


1 November 2016
Book review

There once was a civilization that led the world in science. Its foremost thinkers made great leaps in mathematics, engineering, astronomy, and medicine, and its institutes of higher learning drew scholars from around the known world.

30 September 2016

Dams emit a quarter more greenhouse gases than earlier thought

Elisabeth Eaves

A new study puts a number on how much man-made reservoirs contribute to global warming. 

9 September 2016

Former admiral and NATO commander sees a 21st century biowar

Elisabeth Eaves

Ret. US Navy Admiral James Stavridis on the biological threats, from disease epidemics to synthetic biological weapons, that will haunt our near future.

15 August 2016

Flip phones, fabrics, and force fields: some ideas to combat zika

Elisabeth Eaves

Nearly 900 inventors submitted proposals to fight the mosquito-borne disease. USAID chose the 21 best.