A FutureGen project in Illinois aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from a rebuilt coal power plant is threatened by a lawsuit and a deadline.
After more than a decade of disappointment, powerful new drugs based on a Nobel-winning idea are getting closer to the market.
Record levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reflect a healthier economy, cheap fossil fuels, and the absence of effective carbon-reducing policies.
Nanostructured ceramics could be used to build lighter, stronger airplanes and batteries.
Can genome-editing technology revive the idea of genetically modified livestock?
A new kind of low-cost, high efficiency solar cell emerges thanks to crystals known as perovskites.
A powerful new way to generate electricity could eventually make electric cars and electronic gadgets run longer.
Improving technology is making electrolysis a viable way to store excess energy from renewable sources.
If they're out there, other advanced civilisations should be emitting waste energy like hot exhaust. And that provides a good way to spot them, argue SETI experts.
A viral social-media campaign has brought unprecedented money to a rare disease. How might new funding help ALS research?