Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess renewable energy.
A viral social-media campaign has brought unprecedented money to a rare disease. How might new funding help ALS research?
Mobility data from an African mobile-phone carrier could help researchers recommend where to focus health-care efforts.
A new kind of accelerometer could bring sophisticated motion sensing to even cheap mobile phones.
Scientists are hunting for the genetic basis of suicide and developing suicide DNA tests.
Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the past and better grasp what it means to be human.
A novel way of powering implanted devices could enable new ways to control appetite, regulate insulin, and treat brain injuries.
Applied Materials has started shipping equipment that could help double the energy storage of batteries.
China is betting long-term on unconventional gas, but it is running into problems developing its vast shale resources.
He watched his brother die from a cancer no drug could cure. Now one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers says it’s time for Plan B.