Science & Technology
Theoretical physicists who devised a theory for which there is no evidence have received a $3m award. Why am I not surprised?
Bill McGuire / August 6, 2019
In 2067, when my son is my age, will he look back at this month as the start of serious action to tackle global heating—or as just another signpost on the road to hothouse hell?
With 2019 set to be a scorcher maybe this will be the year when the dangerous 35°C "wet heat" threshold is finally achieved
The app, which seeks to educate users who are abusive on social media, is just one initiative being developed by the nonprofit Feminist Internet collective
History’s most successful peace project faces a critical moment in time. But putting sustainability and the environment at the heart of the EU won't only be good for future generations—it will...
Even if a technological fix did prove possible is it something we should really think about doing? We've messed with the climate since the industrial revolution and look where it's got us
Joanna Kavenna / June 7, 2019
The surveillance capitalism of today's tech giants has radically reshaped what it means to be human, but that doesn't mean it's invincible
It's quicker than ever to create a professional-looking website. For purveyors of fake news, that makes crafting—and sharing—believable stories an easy task
Tola Onanuga / May 10, 2019
Social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have long been aware of the increasing presence of white nationalism on their platforms. It's time to do more to tackle it—or risk being...
Philip Ball / April 24, 2019
The real issue raised is not about brain transplants or sci-fi fantasies of reanimation of corpses. It is about how we define life and death
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