Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it?
We're still using 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid a year, but burials are becoming far less common.
Americans on average consumed about 58 pounds of beef and veal in 2019 – compared with a global average of 14 pounds.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
A food safety researcher explains another way to know what’s too old to eat.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
Deliveries of the $250k Lightyear 0 will start in November 2022.
Cement production currently accounts for 8% of global carbon emissions.
Really simple interventions can greatly reduce indoor temperatures during the summer, particularly in places like the Pacific Northwest.
Aptera expects to begin delivering its solar-powered car later in 2022.
The airships have a range of 4,000 nautical miles, can fly for five days, and can cruise as high as 20,000 feet at 80 mph. They take to the skies over Spain in 2026.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Fire-retardant gels and slimes combine the best attributes of water and foam.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
This marks a historic moment in humanity’s relationship to the planet.
Best in class: Denmark and Uruguay. Worst in class: Papua New Guinea, Venezuela, and Russia.
An effect called the "urban heat island" means that temperatures are often 10 degrees higher in cities, according to NASA.
The Hyperloop is physically possible, but engineering challenges will make its construction very difficult. Also, accidents would be catastrophic.
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
Meet the power plant of the future.
Here’s how it works.
Two types of leaves for two different drastic weather conditions.
U.S. nuclear power plants are built to survive external attacks. Even missiles or a commercial aircraft strike would not cause a meltdown or radiation leak.
A community in Austin, Texas is using geothermal energy to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
On Nov. 13, 1946, a scientist dropped crushed dry ice from a plane into supercooled stratus clouds.
Scientists at the San Diego Zoo are on a mission to resurrect the extinct northern white rhino.
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
Using cellulose from trees and a synthetic polymer, MIT researchers have created a material that "is stronger and tougher than some types of bone, and harder than typical aluminum alloys."
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.