Can India modernize its manufacturing economy and supply electricity to its growing population without relying heavily on coal—and quite possibly destroying the global climate?
A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
A global meeting in Washington, D.C., isn’t just about whether or not we should alter our species with CRISPR. It’s about how we can pull it off.
China, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, says it will deploy advanced nuclear reactors commercially by 2030.
Some patients are bringing troves of fitness-tracker data to their checkups, but the doctor might not find it all that helpful.
Brain control becomes a more practical way to control robots when the machines can do some things for themselves.
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children.
By exploiting the plumbing of the Web, researchers have created a new way around online censorship that governments could struggle to shut down.
Startup Pavegen has already installed floor tiles to harness the power of footsteps; now it wants to put that technology inside your shoes.
A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.