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Here’s what we know about hurricanes and climate change

More rainfall and intensifying storms are hallmarks of rising temperatures, but questions remain about some links between extreme storms and climate change.

China just fought back in the semiconductor exports war. Here’s what you need to know.

The country aims to restrict the supply of gallium and germanium, two materials used in computer chips and other products. But experts say it won’t have the desired impact.

Here’s what we know about lab-grown meat and climate change

Cultivated meat is coming to the US. Whether it’ll clean up emissions from food is complicated.

Our quick guide to the 6 ways we can regulate AI

Let us walk you through all the most (and least) promising efforts to govern AI around the world.

How do fungi communicate?

Each fungus may “speak” with many other species— and it turns out they have a lot to say.

Everything you need to know about the wild world of heat pumps

Heat pumps could help address climate change and save you money. Here’s how they work.

How to log off

Sick of spending all your time staring at your devices? Here’s how to strike a healthier balance.

How did China come to dominate the world of electric cars?

From generous government subsidies to support for lithium batteries, here are the keys to understanding how China managed to build a world-leading industry in electric vehicles.


Our new issue!
September/October 2023

The Ethics issue

Experimental drugs – who should get them? AI and warfare: If a machine tells you when to pull the trigger, who is responsible? Plus, the greatest slide show on Earth, open source at 40, everything you wanted to know about alternative jet fuels, and Eric Schmidt on how AI will transform science.

The rise of the tech ethics congregation

In a world where tech has become a transcendent force, people are always looking for guidance.

What happened to the microfinance organization Kiva?

A group of strikers argue that the organization seems more focused on making money than creating change. Are they right?

Inside the messy ethics of making war with machines

AI is making its way into decision-making in battle. Who’s to blame when something goes wrong?

Andrew Ng: How to be an innovator

Tips for aspiring innovators on trying, failing, and the future of AI.


The Green Future Index 2023

The Green Future Index 2023 is the third edition of the comparative ranking of 76 nations and territories on their ability to develop a sustainable, low-carbon future.

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