Ideas from a changing world
Hopefully in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Now that cameras are ubiquitous, photographs of ordinary people are everywhere, too.
How one company is using genomic analysis to combat food fraud
Oslo officials pledge to ban cars from the city's downtown area by 2019.
Scientists and food companies are experimenting with “phantom aromas,” in which a smell tricks the brain into manufacturing a taste.
Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.
Facial-recognition technologies can discern muscle-by-muscle differences in how men and women emote when they're depressed.
People are still split on whether driverless vehicles are the future, but differing attitudes have little to do with age.
A new non-profit site aims to open up genetic data for scientific research.
Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.
We’ve managed to create armies of flying robots. Can we control them?
Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change.
Most conglomerates fail. Will this venture be any different?
Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.
Lightsabers, TARDIS, teleportation, and more
When self-driving cars first hit the roads, safety may actually worsen before dramatically improving.