Powering the U.S. and 138 other countries exclusively with wind, water, and solar would solve global warming—and is entirely doable
How much aid is available to help adapt to global warming?
Report concludes that not enough has changed nearly two years after the start of the catastrophic west Africa epidemic
Auto accidents, rodenticides and shrinking habitat are killing urban cats that largely occupy an area surrounded by highways and development, but a proposed wildlife bridge could offer promise...
This year's expanded range of options could mark a sea change in representations of women and girls with an interest in the sciences
Fifty animals held in “reserve” by the U.S. will be sent to sanctuaries
Efforts to take down the terrorist organization's Web sites and expose its supporters could interfere with carefully planned law enforcement operations
Fruits growing wild in urban areas were found to be healthful and to contain lower levels of lead than what's considered safe in drinking water
Less polluting energy sources are proliferating in the U.S. If other nations join in, the results could have global impact
Public financing of the polluting power plants will be curbed
The widespread practice of giving antibiotics to healthy livestock to promote growth and prevent disease is making the drugs ineffective, the American Academy of Pediatrics says
A new set of search tools called Memex, developed by DARPA, peers into the “deep Web” to reveal illegal activity
And why security experts warn that this is a terrible idea
Diplomats praised the decision to go forward with negotiations, although outside events may be canceled
In spite of massive challenges, Scott Atran has managed to conduct extensive field interviews with would-be and convicted terrorists
Erratic human behavior and incomplete information plague efforts to model this risk
By responding violently to terror attacks, the U.S. and its allies may exacerbate the problem they are trying to solve.
Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman argues the Red Planet will be humanity’s final destination, but our robots could reach the stars
For decades robots have been unlocking strange new worlds under the watchful eyes of the humans that put them there. A roboticist explains the need to better understand this partnership...
Scientists and inventors thrive on open competition. Governments must set up the rules and reward the winners