Automation is reducing the need for people in many jobs. Are we facing a future of stagnant income and worsening inequality?
In a letter to President Obama, the editors of MIT Technology Review argue that addressing climate change must take top priority in the next four years.
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?
Some of the nuclear power plants shut down after the Fukushima disaster could restart soon.
For all its valuation, the social network is just another ad-supported site. Without an earth-changing idea, it will collapse and take down the Web.
The effects of global warming will persist for hundreds of years. What are our responsibilities and duties today to help safeguard the distant future? That is the question ethicists are now asking.
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.
The President faces a divided Congress, but has some powerful tools to limit carbon emissions.
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?