Social scientists have never understood why some countries are more corrupt than others. But the first study that links corruption with wealth could help change that.
A simple way to pick up and place diamond nanosheets finally makes it possible to test this wonder material in a wide range of devices, say materials scientists.
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?
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
Computer scientists have compared a vast dataset of Yellow Taxi fares in New York City against Uber prices for the first time.
Prototype software called Lifebrowser uses artificial intelligence to help you revisit important events, photos, and e-mails from your own life.
Xylem tissue in sapwood can take bacteria out of contaminated water.
The friendship paradox is the empirical observation that your friends have more friends than you do. Now network scientists say your friends are probably wealthier and happier, too.
A new list of the most culturally influential individuals since 4,000 B.C. could help revolutionize the study of human culture.