The future emissions of China and India are of huge global concern, but richer countries are responsible for most of the carbon dioxide humans have added to the atmosphere.
Led by Bill Gates, a group of tycoons will put billions of dollars into clean-energy technology.
The nonprofit behind Wikipedia is turning to machine learning to combat a long-standing decline in the number of editors.
Researchers examine how Uber steers its drivers’ behavior with its automated management system, despite its promise of being “your own boss.”
The explosion of gene-editing methods is transforming medicine, agriculture, and possibly the future of the human species.
Brain control becomes a more practical way to control robots when the machines can do some things for themselves.
In the absence of energy storage, solar energy can’t grow without decreasing its own value.
A climate scientist argues that it should no longer be acceptable to dump carbon dioxide in the sky.
Augury’s gadget and iPhone app pay attention to ultrasonic sounds and vibrations to figure out what’s wrong with air conditioners and other big machines.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.