Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Government officials want us to believe that encryption is helping terrorists, but law enforcement still has plenty of tools to get the data.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
A new design for a molten-salt reactor could make nuclear power safer and more economical.
By exploiting the plumbing of the Web, researchers have created a new way around online censorship that governments could struggle to shut down.
Researchers in Peru have a new way to capture electricity from plants and bacteria to help rainforest communities.
Heading into the latest round of international climate negotiations, renewed optimism around country emissions pledges is clouded by still-gloomy warming forecasts.
A professor who created an algorithm that may overturn an orthodoxy of computer science has the field’s experts excited.
Even as computer models grow more powerful and more precise, they remain uncertain as to regional effects.