Nothing inspires eco-shame quite like the Pacific Ocean’s sprawling plastic garbage patch, which Greenpeace International estimates now stretches over a surface area roughly twice the size of Texas. Scientists aren’t yet clear on just how devastating such wide-scale pollution may prove to be in the long run, but the current numbers speak for themselves: Degraded [...]
Once upon a time, swimming in a municipal waterway wasn’t the shudder-inducing concept it is today.
You could call mosquitoes the scourge of the earth: They transmit some of the nastiest diseases known to man, including malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people a year
Scientists use a handheld device to test for malaria
Constructing the World’s Tallest Modular Building
Predicting tsunamis with sound waves
Ascending to the heavens in a space balloon
Creating a social network for historical figures
Bringing the passenger pigeon back from extinction
Scientists use radiation to prevent elephant poaching
New York City taxis transport 236 million passengers a year, but ask a New Yorker about them and you’ll hear a litany of complaints
The next tech bubble is… Internet balloons
Not long ago, the primary obstacle to increasing the panda population was convincing the bears to mate in captivity.
NASA’s next eye in the sky: the Webb space telescope
Intelligent cars put the brakes on for cyclists
Need to mend a coral reef? Robots to the rescue!
High-tech balloons that keep floodwaters at bay
Helping Rome’s Colosseum bear up under the weight of history
At Brasilia’s new stadium, the earth scores big-time
Railway technology picks up speed in Japan