Really smart people don’t just demand intellectual engagement — they need the opportunity to learn and create something special.
New tech is a double-edged sword. Integration can be expensive and perilous: Mess up the adoption and jobs are on the line.
Technology goes in directions we can never predict — so we must be prepared to limit the spread of unintended consequences.
Ethicist and doctor Simon Whitney argues that society's overly cautious approach to medical research is blocking breakthroughs.
AI was the most divisive topic in a recent predictions tournament.
With U.S. infrastructure crumbling, an honor oath and iron ring remind engineers of their profession's ethical weight.
While many imagine terrifying futures run by AI, Rohit Krishnan is quietly identifying real problems and solutions.
Without modularization, many epic projects simply would be impossible.
The nature of civilizational threats has changed in a mere decade.
Out of sight, but not out of mind.
Why can’t more rainwater be collected for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
The media sells bad news, but scientific evidence shows that we are making progress toward a greener planet.
As far as we know, it's only happened once to one unlucky person in Oklahoma.
Leftover Cold War-era bunkers are still kept in a state of readiness to protect the population from nuclear war.
Years of shoddy research have overstated the risk.
When you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to miss it.
Certain cancers are striking earlier than they used to.
"Our risk-benefit analysis showed that benefits exceeded procedural risks... by up to 200 to 1."
On the morning of June 30, 1908, an explosion of more than 10 megatons occurred above the sparsely populated Siberian Taiga. What caused the so-called Tunguska event?
Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
NASA was dangerously cavalier about the dangers of the shuttle launches.
We've been somewhat lucky in the past...
As technology advances, the use of laser weapons in space becomes more likely.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.