The Next Big Engineering Tool Of The 1960s? Nuclear Bombs
In an era marked by fear of nuclear bombs, Operation Plowshare took a look at their potential to create.
Hackers Have Been Targeting Nuclear Power Plants
A U.S. government report warns that hackers have been targeting power facilities in the US and other countries.
Air Pollution Is As Unhealthy As Secondhand Smoke, A New Study Says
Kids who live near pollution are at the same risk of asthma as those exposed to secondhand smoke.
First Elephants, Then Rhinos—Now Donkeys Are Under Threat
Chinese demand has created a huge underground market for African donkey hides.
Antarctica Is Getting Greener
Climate change is slowly making parts of Antarctica turn green. New species of plants and insects are taking hold, threatening to transform the continent’s delicate ecosystem.
Bats Are Special—But Not In A Good Way
A new study indicates that bats host a significantly higher proportion of zoonoses, diseases that originate in animals and can be transmitted to humans.
Trees In The US Are Migrating
What does it mean for the future of large forests?
Rising Seas Are Washing Away Graves In The Marshall Islands
For the residents of this island nation, climate change is already here.
What Happens If The US Leaves The Paris Climate Deal?
One way is fast and dramatic. The other is slower and leaves wiggle room.
Will Driverless Cars Work Outside The United States?
Driverless car technology is built with the West in mind—but will the same rules work in other countries?