If alien civilizations exist, could we spot their industrial footprints in space?
Over the past decade, a group of HIV activists has helped pioneer gene therapy.
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
A new book shows that many of the director’s musical achievements were the result of unrecognized collaboration.
Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?
The same factors that have helped her weather past crises could help her again.
Only 52 percent of the state’s homicides result in an arrest when the victim is black. Could automating police work help?
He’s maybe the least respected good quarterback there ever was. But for all his obvious faults, no one can say he fell short of expectations.
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
A common virus seems to be behind a puzzling condition that’s paralyzing children, but uncertainties remain.
In Imperial Beach, a dramatic solution to coastal flooding
San Francisco’s scooters are back, and newly regulated. But is regulation enough to make them work in the long term?
These days, amateur speed enthusiasts can use digital simulators to compete against the car-racing industry’s biggest stars. The e-sports arena is a playground for gamers, pros, and talent scouts alike.
Sam Anderson’s ambitious new book about Oklahoma City reanimates a place that has too often been portrayed as simplistic.
If the House flips, Representative Jerry Nadler would head the committee that could try to oust the president. But he’ll have to be convinced first.
The chain has opened its first outfit in Milan. But does “the country of coffee” really need it?
Researchers are finding more and more that online misinformation fuels the spread of diseases such as tooth decay, Ebola, and measles.
The famous psychologist and his daughter swear by a regimen of eating only beef. Restriction can provide a sense of order in a world of chaos—but at what point does restriction become a disorder?
A letter calling for his resignation shows how serious his crisis of credibility has become.
Tougher sanctions will only make him double down on antagonizing the West.