The air we breathe could be changing our behavior in ways we are only just beginning to understand.
Nearly a millennium ago it was forest; today, after a catastrophe that cuts to the heart of French culture and human history, it's ash.
Dyson spheres are theoretical megastructures that would allow humans to capture the maximum amount of energy possible: the total power output of stars.
Three members of the '60s collective talk to author Darran Anderson about postmodernism, metabolism, their values and watching the world catch up to them.
The documentarian behind "The Truth About Killer Robots" talks about how machines are slowly, methodically destroying our economy, our relationships and how we see ourselves.
There is a hell of a lot of debris in our atmosphere. If anything were to go wrong, that could be a big issue.
A new model shows a possible end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in parts of Africa. How can models help lead to eradication — and what are the limits?
The 1951 British comedy "The Man in the White Suit" anticipated our fears about nanotechnology.
If an individual's brain destructs or disintegrates for any reason, and technology subsequently allows the brain to be rebuilt exactly from either the same or different component parts, is the original consciousness of the individual preserved?
Emergency responders like police and ambulances were going to take to the skies to help save lives, like in this illustration from legendary retro-future artist Frank Tinsley.
The "vulnerable world hypothesis," explained.
A chef, a wearable technology expert and a tattoo artist walk into... this video about a cool new idea to help people living with diabetes.
A noxious strain of H5N1 flu started killing people in 2003. It ranks among history’s most lethal viruses. But one of its cousins is much more famous. Popularly known as swine flu, that cousin is…
When the apocalypse comes, survivors (and aliens!) will be happy that Martin Kunze built this place.
Forget “guest.” Forget two-factor. Soon, all you’ll need is your unique brain waves.
A few brief thoughts on the very, very distant future.
How today's internet is rapidly and indifferently killing off many systems while allowing new types of organizations to emerge.
Author Bruce Schneier warns about the coming hyper-networked world where all your devices are talking to each other.
BrainNet allows collaborative problem-solving using direct brain-to-brain communication.
"Deep Fakes" still suffer from the "uncanny valley" but in a few years the technology may very well be robust enough to change everything we know for the worse.
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