Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world. The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.
New technology and large government research initiatives in genetically modified crops are giving China a storehouse for a more populous future.
With its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population.
A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process--provided it can raise the necessary funding.
If computers think for themselves, should they have human rights?
The FDA ordered 23andMe to stop selling its health tests. But for the intrepid, genome knowledge is still available.
Apple's SIM card that lets you switch wireless carriers on the fly could lead to cheaper communications.
Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities "feel" more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the "fingerprint" of a city that captures this sense.
Anecdotal reports suggest that autistic adults benefit from computer-based communication. Now the scientific evidence is building.