Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
This City Blows
The California desert is filling up with solar and wind farms the size of cities.
Can We Overcome Our Disgust Long Enough to Eat Bugs?
How U.S. startups are whetting our appetites for insects by manipulating the emotion of disgust.
A Virus You Can Take to Dinner
Scientists find the first indications that there may be healthy viruses living in your gut.
A Less Stupid Cupid
Online dating is a mess, but be patient: Data know better.
Brutal Murder of Activists Raises the Stakes for Amazonian Tribes
Four illegal logging activists were found dead, bodies hacked apart, and their widows say they know who did it
Designers Building Roadways That Generate Solar Power
Designers in the Netherlands have built a bike path that generates solar power.
Farming Could Save Veterans, and Vice Versa
U.S. farmers average 58 years old, and many will soon age out of the profession and retire.
Obama says the Internet will spread freedom; history says think again.
Siri on Steroids
New technology can understand your mental health before your doctor does.
The tech boom is fizzling, while the world is burning.
The Murder Mystery Solved by DNA From the Back of a Postage Stamp
With no clues to a 13-year-old Italian girl's murder, instigators used DNA to unravel a tangle of secrets and lies
A Water Project Cleans Up Nairobi's Slum
A controversial water project is cleaning up one of Nairobi’s scariest slums.
You Light Up My Plague
Nanotechnology could help stop future outbreaks of Ebola and other virus.
Amazon May Get Uber-ed
The mighty Amazon might be sunk by the demand for instant gratification.
Iceland: Out on a Limb
Trees are returning to the island nation, in large part due to rising temperatures.
Feed the Need for Speed
Nanolobe technology could be used to make the world’s fastest-acting drugs.
How Civic Science Is Changing Environmentalism
No doctorate required; you too can be a civic scientist and save the planet.
Broadcast Television Is About to Go the Way of AM Radio
Traditional TV is in the ICU on an IV drip, and it’s time to pull the plug.
Algae-Based Material Takes On Body Odor
A new algae-based material can kill bacteria
'I Believe That It Will Become Perfectly Normal for People to Have Sex With Robots'
Scientists are developing artificial intelligence so sophisticated that they think relationships – both platonic and sexual – will become commonplace within our lifetimes
Take Your Hands Off the Wheel of Death
Tesla’s autopilot car is leading a better way to get from Point A to Point B without a detour to the morgue
A Pill Could Help Alcoholics, and Let Them Drink in Moderation
A new drug lets you drink without becoming a drunk.
Making Hypoallergenic Peanuts
Ultraviolet light could be the cure for peanut allergies
'Torture in a Can': French Foie Gras Farmers Failing to Improve Appalling Conditions
Sterile, mute and crammed into tiny cages, the ducks are force-fed twice a day for two weeks before the trip to the abattoir
Scientists Discuss Merits of Psychedelics In Medicine
Scientists and scholars discussed experiments with psychedelics drugs to treat anxiety, depression, addiction and other issues at a recent conference in New York City.
The Instant Ebola Treatment Unit
Designing a portable hospital ward and quarantine center that can be packed in a shipping container
Dr. Mulu Muleta And The Afterbirth Miracle
A surgeon who grew up barefoot is changing women’s lives
Tim Cook Can’t Succeed Running Steve Jobs’s Company
For Apple to continue to dominate, it needs to forget about its visionary founder.
The Danes Wheel Out Their Bikes as Cars are Eliminated
Copenhagen is the first of many cities to discover that the old pedal horse is an answer to many of its problems