Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Sure, the Large Hadron Collider has another two decades of cutting-edge science left in it, but physicists are already designing the high energy experiments of the future.
Nuclear power is the most efficient emissions-free energy available. But can it be made safe? Two new reactor designs do just that
Keeping everything outside the body seems like a strange choice.
As nations around the world rush to reconsider their nuclear plans, nuclear experts look toward a future of smaller, safer reactors designed to greatly reduce the likelihood of a Fukushima-sized catastrophe
A working, large-scale quantum computer is still a decade away, but researchers are currently turning a critical corner from theory to building the first small quantum systems
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What's to be done with the waste it generates?
A new ice age, exploding stars, the hypothetical Doomsday Machine, and more scenarios that are almost certain to eradicate life on Earth
In Kenya, two new varieties of wheat are resistant to a fungus that defeated even Norman Borlaug's resistant plants.
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
While their peers worry about zits, these rising young stars are designing lunar bioreactors and new cancer drugs. What did you accomplish before turning 18? Meet our eight future Edisons here
A 21st century electric-car revival is under way. But the first challenge—building a cheap, safe, powerful battery—is the hardest
The heart was created, in part, using skin cells from people with Barth syndrome.
It's not just useless crap.
A response from Michael Halpern, Program Manager of the Union of Concerned Scientists' Center for Science and Democracy
In the escalating arms race between battery power and consumption, The Cells are losing to The Gadgetsâ€”Big time. Question is, can the chemists catch up to the engineers?