Artificial Intelligence is set to explode and, as a result, multiple versions of AI are bound to co-exist. It's time to influence its development into a truly pan-global cultural environment.
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
A scientific question fascinates experts : under which conditions can bird flu virus be transmitted to humans by aerial particles, and what will be the consequences for those who aren’t immune?
There's peer review – and then there's peer review. With more knowledge you can dive in a little deeper and make a call about how reliable a science paper really is.
Key areas of focus for tweaking peer review include making journal editors more directive in the process, rewarding reviewers, and improving accountability of editors, reviewers and authors.
Tracking wild animals can provide lots of valuable data. New research suggests audio recordings of wild wolves can replace the typical radio collars, which can be expensive and intrusive.
Why do some people love roller coasters while others hate them?
Conquer the globe? You bet we did – but when did it start? A new paper shows early humans made tools in China two million years ago.
After cascading ecological catastrophes in the 90s, China spent 20 years seriously investing in sustainability. Now that effort is paying off.
Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
It is possible to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas in zero gravity using sunlight, shows new study.
New tools to help people use their smartphones in less detrimental ways are a good start, but could be even better at protecting users' well-being.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band's 1980 assertion that "rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution." Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
The results of genetic ancestry tests are grossly over-simplified. A new study shows the tests reinforce what you want to believe rather than offering objective, scientific proof of who you are.
If you're worried about food poisoning at your next barbecue, wait until you see what's for pudding.
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they're in the wild.
America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.