Occupation Stephen Petranek is an American writer, and editor of Breakthrough Technology Alert. He has previously edited , and Discover The Washington Post 's magazine. He was the founding editor and editor in chief of This Old House magazine for Time Inc., and was senior editor for science at magazine. Life 
He is co-founder and President of Arc Programs.
He also writes for the  . Daily Reckoning
Petranek spoke at the
TED conference in 2002, and again in 2016.
How We'll Live on Mars was published in 2015.
Petranek attended the
University of Maryland College Park, receiving a BS, Business Administration. He served as editor-in-chief of the award-winning college newspaper, the Diamondback.
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