The temptation to use these technologies to “enhance” ourselves or our children, or to edit out undesirable traits, will be enormous
The scientific process, as I have often said, is an engine of human prosperity. For centuries it has been a driving force behind the advances in knowledge and well-being that we've enjoyed as a species...
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Although alternatives such as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy exist, the space agency is legally required to launch its Europa Clipper spacecraft on the behind-schedule Space Launch System
The ice-covered island, which is not for sale, is on the front lines of climate change
Humanity is like a teenager trying to control a 500-horsepower Ferrari
Old, small plants were the early retirees, but several of the biggest U.S. coal burners—and CO2 emitters—will be shuttered by year’s end
In the first of two meetings, an international commission discussed the criteria required before such experiments should be conducted—if ever
Multi-billion dollar “climate services” firms are trying to cash in on the financial fear and insecurity prompted by changing weather
Some star psychologists don’t disclose in research papers the large sums they earn for talking about their work. Is that a concern?
The filing will raise concerns that the agency is shifting climate funds to other programs
When our cherished ideas are contradicted by the facts, we must avoid the human tendency to double down on those ideas
The technology that produced a global scandal in China last year has entered into clinical trials to treat sickle cell anemia and an eye disease
Though one of the least resilient counties is New York County, or Manhattan
A Harvard scholar says viewing science and technology with a critical eye can make the world a better place...
To encourage the replication of findings, we should ask researchers to describe their methods before they conduct experiments
Disabled people and minority communities are disproportionately affected and have the fewest resources to recover from disasters
Ricardo Galvão discusses his dismissal after Amazon deforestation data rankled President Bolsonaro
Anaesthetist John Carlisle has spotted problems in hundreds of research papers—and spurred a leading medical journal to change its practice
People are less likely to recommend a woman for promotion if she has self-reported being sexually harassed, a study finds