They would transform the grid--if they can exist at all
The world's biggest particle collider might uncover new slices of space
Will the overdue Big One tear California asunder?
A local conflict could produce a global nightmare
What happens when robots start calling the shots?
It would solve environmental headaches, but it remains hard to achieve
How will we respond to a signal from outer space?
Notwithstanding the tameness of H1N1, influenza viruses could still wipe out millions and wreak economic havoc
Synthetic biology remakes organisms, but can it bring inanimate matter to life?
The process is extremely difficult, but it also seems inevitable
A booming market for a counterfeit beauty product could put a deadly biological weapons agent in the wrong hands
João Zilhão defends his controversial view that our oft-maligned relatives shared our cognitive abilities
The discovery of a novel high-density mineral means that Earth's mantle is a more restless place than scientists suspected—and offers new clues to the planet's history
The concepts of time and change may emerge from a universe that, at root, is utterly static
In addition to reacting to news as it breaks, we work to anticipate what will happen. Here we contemplate 12 possibilities and rate their likelihood of happening by 2050
- From the Editor