Climate change will make it increasingly difficult to feed the world. Biotech crops will have an essential role in ensuring that there’s enough to eat.
Wikipedia’s various language editions often carry entirely different content. Now one researcher has identified a small band of multilingual editors who are working to change that.
Microchips modeled on the brain may excel at tasks that baffle today’s computers.
Genetically modified crops will allow farming practices closer to the ideals of the organic movement.
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
Does humanity’s tightening grip on the fate of nature portend new sources of global conflict?
Foundation Medicine is offering a test that helps oncologists choose drugs targeted to the genetic profile of a patient’s tumor cells. Has personalized cancer treatment finally arrived?
Facebook has held up data efficiency as a boon to the world’s unconnected, but video ad technology could gobble some of the gains.
The company says it wants to wire the world. But will it do more than make its own app work better?