The world's most popular fruit is facing extinction, and scientists are racing to use gene-editing to save it. To succeed, they'll need to overcome an even bigger problem: opposition to GMO crops.
Nuclear decommissioning takes time — that's why the Nucleus archive was built to last.
Patrick and John Collison have democratized online payments — and reshaped the digital economy in the process
The B612 Foundation is attempting to map all the asteroids within our solar system. The goal? To avoid a planetary catastrophe.
A mutiny in outer space only makes limited sense. That might not be the case on long-haul missions deep into the solar system and beyond.
For many, the hunt for Planet Nine has become an obsession. This is the inside story of the race to solve one of the solar system's greatest mysteries.
Dangerous memes like the Kiki challenge, the Tide pod challenge and now the roundabout of death show how social networks can spread viral danger.
Miami, Shanghai, Osaka and scores of other cities could be mostly underwater in 100 years. What's our plan?
The online encyclopedia is a lopsided representation of the world. Should it break its non-profit taboo?
There's another competitor creating flying cars: this time it's from the UK. Vertical Aerospace is taking on Uber, Lilium, Airbus and Rolls Royce.
The games of today still often focus on victory at all costs. A growing collaboration between scientists and game developers could mean the games of the future take realism to a whole new level.
Spelunking in search of extremophiles is no mere hobby, but a last-ditch attempt to find a solution to one of the biggest global threats facing humanity today: antibiotic resistance.
Formula One's new owners are changing everything from camera angles to car designs, with the aim of turning every grand prix into a Super Bowl-like spectacle
Venezuela's latest economic wheeze: a currency backed by a cryptocurrency backed by petroleum. To put it bluntly: it's a scam on top of another scam.
Sales of plant-based "non-dairy" milk like Oatly is soaring, which has huge implications for dairy farmers and the environment
Free schools were launched as a free market utopia. Now kids are paying the price of political shortcomings.
In the era of information wars, Wikipedia's Arbitration Committee is working to keep the internet honest.
New research suggests that seemingly otherworldly sensations linked to near-death experiences may actually be rooted in brain activity associated with psychedelics.
Forget programming, the best skill to teach children is reinvention. In this exclusive extract from his new book, the author of Sapiens reveals what 2050 has in store for humankind.
The trial of a new drug on mice was successful in blocking the gut from absorbing fat.