Building solar and wind power along the border would provide jobs, clean water and more productive farms
Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight—but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear
Industry and governments are ignoring the problem—as well as some simple solutions
Vast data sets and machine learning could link SETI to quantum computing
We need to reexamine the idea of “objectivity” in research
Movies alone don’t cause people to misuse firearms—but if they even just contribute, the film industry should take responsibility
A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports.
There’s new research on the most effective strategies for changing behavior. Which one is best at helping you eat healthier?
A new study finds algorithms’ predictions are slightly superior but not under all circumstances
With its selection of four candidates for its coveted Discovery class of interplanetary missions, the space agency seeks to handle some unfinished business