Nokia helped invent the cell-phone business, but those days of technology glory are long gone. Its new CTO has the job of creating the technologies and designs that will help the Finnish company regain its status as an innovation leader.
Thanks to its deposits of buried bitumen, Canada is one of the world's fastest-growing oil producers. New extraction technologies are opening up even more of the vast resource—prompting fresh environmental concerns.
Nuclear proliferation in the 21st century should force the United States to reconsider whether the principle of deterrence actually promotes stability and peace.
Lavish electronic-book projects point toward the pinnacle of the medium.
Scientists and the journals that publish them have a difficult time admitting to mistakes. That does real harm to both their disciplines and the public.
It's a good thing for innovation that the age of monolithic corporate labs is over.
Analyzing what people do online provides a way to peer into society's collective mind.
Controversy over a proposed oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas is sidetracking us from bigger issues.
The man building Google's new social network says people deserve better than Facebook and Twitter.
One writer bristled at the idea that video games might be corrupting her daughters.