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In-Depth Reports

Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

The debate over so-called "net neutrality" has raged for more than a decade between tech entrepreneurs and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who deliver digital content to our computers and mobile devices. Scientific American takes a look at the FCC's proposed plans and clarifies what’s at stake for internet users.

July 12, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier

The Specter of Chemical and Biological Weapons

Efforts to harness the power of toxic chemicals and deadly organisms have been at the core of chemical and biological attacks throughout history. This package chronicles such incidents before and after Syria's recent alleged chemical weapon attack on civilians outside Damascus

April 4, 2017

Marijuana on the Ballot

On Tuesday, nine states will be voting on whether to legalize pot for medical or recreational use. Here’s the latest on the research and controversy of marijuana

November 7, 2016

The Future of Humanity

We have changed the world irrevocably and may soon transform ourselves as a species. Here's a status report on the human experiment

August 16, 2016

Whatever Happened to Cloning?

In the 20 years since Dolly the sheep’s birth, the still controversial technology is making advances. These articles cover the latest developments

July 5, 2016