A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
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.
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?
Startup Pavegen has already installed floor tiles to harness the power of footsteps; now it wants to put that technology inside your shoes.
China, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, says it will deploy advanced nuclear reactors commercially by 2030.
A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.
Transatomic is developing a new kind of molten-salt reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power.
The discovery of a stable form of one-dimensional diamond has scientists racing to understand its properties. The first signs are that diamond nanothread will be more versatile than anyone expected.