The United Nations has raised its projections for the world's population in 2050 to nearly 10 billion. While women are having fewer children, death rates are also dropping because of better health care and medical technologies.
For the first time, scientists can take skin cells from people of various ages and transform them into brain cells reflecting the ages of their donors.
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.
Pilot plant in Canada tries to demonstrate carbon capture on an industrial scale.
The influential startup incubator is launching a research lab to work on problems too big for startups.
Passing a free online course isn’t as meaningful as taking the same class for credit on a college campus. But that could be changing.
Neurosurgeons hope to treat some of the most intractable mental disorders by putting advanced arrays of electrodes into patients’ brains.
Google and Facebook are lobbying to alter international law to make it easier to provide universal Internet access.
Columbia economist says ambitious international goals are needed to avert big crises in the world.
Startup Light says its L16 will replace a fancy camera and lenses for a third the cost and fit easily into your bag, too.