Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
A polymer spray keeps bacteria-laden biofilms from growing on food, ships and more
The bacteria colony in your bowels could be the key to your health
Cubicles Are for Squares
Cloud computing is killing the traditional office. Hooray.
Show a Little Heart
Cardiac pacemakers will soon be as tiny as a grain of rice
Release the Robot Hounds!
Israel, the U.S. and the U.K. are all launching drones to help fight their ground wars
Cut the Baby in Two
Parental alienation syndrome isn’t in the DSM yet, but it’s in plenty of arguments
And the Brand Played Out
Mass individualism is making life tough for consumer product giants
Is That a Superconductor in Your Kitchen?
Developments in quantum physics are about to transform our daily lives.
A Break on Breaks
Melatonin can knock you out—and strengthen your bones
Like Ghost Ships in the Night
Are unmanned vessels the future for the ocean, or just easy booty for pirates?
New Generation of Bio-Hackers Make DNA Misbehave
They gather in a handful of public labs across the U.S. to play with organisms’ source codes
Leaving Science Cold
What do Fox and CNN have in common? Both cover climate change poorly
The Bespoke Lawn Mower
3-D printing will make it possible to have nothing like what anybody else has, and just the way you want it
Your Face Could Replace Your Password
Facial recognition technology could put an end to pesky passwords
Magnetic Cooling Will Put Your Refrigerator to Shame
A greener method of cooling is about to get very hot
A Fruit Billionaire Tries to Rewrite the Textbook on Medicine
“It has potential to improve the health of everyone. Not just in this community, but everywhere.”
Anti-Vaccination Movement Strikes Out in Bible Belt States
Health officials all over the country eye Mississippi and West Virginia’s draconian vaccine mandate with a hint of envy.
Indoor GPS Is the Final Frontier of Personalized Navigation
That drone meant for a cave in Pakistan might show up at Buckingham Palace
Researchers Craft Surgical Tools Inspired by Octopus Tentacles
A study on octopus tentacles may one day save your life
Google, You Can Drive My Car
Cars with drivers will soon be like fish with bicycles
Health Care by Nintendo
Therapeutic video games make rehab fun, and can work on everything from paralysis to ADHD
Your Lawn Need Fracking?
Shale gas prospectors claim they have a right to drill on private property, whether or not the owner agrees
Newsweek’s Green Rankings, 2014
We've ranked the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact
The Rebirth of the Shopping Mall
The decline of enclosed suburban shopping is leading a revival of malls—as green, public spaces
Is It Too Late to Save Our Cities From Sea-Level Rise?
One scientist predicted the melting of West Antarctica over 40 years ago
America’s Invisible Trolley System
Light rail projects in the U.S. are being killed by greed, prejudice and a misguided obsession with cars
Putting an End to Gassy Cows
In the fight against climate change, cleaner cows might arrive before cleaner cars
The Safest Way to Tan
Wearable tech promises a great tan while minimizing health risks
Computer Programming Is a Dying Art
Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be programmers. It’s a dying art.
Kill the Plough, Save Our Soils
No-till farming could increase farm yield and ease climate change. But there’s a catch.