What moves the world and its institutions are highly changeable emotions of groups of individuals, not rational decision making, says author and sociologist John Casti.
West Philadelphia high school has entered two cars into the X-Prize competition which requires production-ready models that get over 100 miles per gallon.
Once a darling of the left, Christopher Hitchens turned to support neo-conservative foreign policy and has written a new memoir about his political evolution.
Historical perversions and obfuscating euphemisms have the support of the Texas school book board which is seeking to tell an especially politicized version of history.
Adding nanoparticles to water increase its thermal conductivity, or its ability to take heat away from something, which could save the world a significant amount of electricity.
Stephen Fry will select the most beautiful tweet ever written at the Guardian Hay literature festival in England in keeping with the festival's non-elitist approach.
Climate scientists looking at data from 2010 think the warm weather phenomenon El Niño combined with global warming could make for a hot summer—the hottest ever.
Technology is decentralizing medical treatments from costly hospitals to primary care physicians and patients themselves with more focus placed on preventative care.
European scientists plan to launch two satellites into orbit, one always between the other and the sun, in order to study the sun's corona without waiting for a natural eclipse.
Salon.com explains the unintended moral messages we should have taken from the fate of Jack, Kate, Sawyer and the rest of the cast on last night's series finale of Lost.
The rise of middle power states with nuclear ambitions like Iran, Brazil and Turkey must be tolerated if the West hopes to maintain a credible non-proliferation regime, says a former CIA chief.
Jeff Jarvis defends publicness, as opposed to privacy, amid the Google and Facebook privacy debacles as a way of protecting an open society and preserving the Internet as a public good.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," says Barry Goldman at the L.A. Times, frustrated by tech support's insufficient understanding of modern gizmos.
"More than 60 percent of U.S. cancer deaths are caused by smoking and diet. But what about the rest?" asks Scientific American. New studies are seeking the environmental causes of cancer.
Spain's surprisingly advanced renewable energy sector is facing obstacles like government cutbacks, ever-changing regulations and a retracting European economy.