Surprise! Electroshock therapy as currently administered for treating severe depression it is apparently something to applaud. Better still once the FDA allows magnetic pulses to replace electricity. Read “The Shock Doc” in December’s Atlantic, by Dan Hurley.
And in the same issue: lots of hopeful technologies for water recycling and desalinization. Read ‘The End of Thirst,” by Sam Kean.
(Well, I was on an airplane with time to enjoy some back issues of favorite magazines.)