Will Blockchain Really Change The Way The Internet Runs?
The promise of blockchain, a decentralized database technology, has drawn attention for years. But what can it really do?
Spider Webs: A Tangled Spring Of Force And Energy
Have you ever wondered how spiders capture prey? Learn how spiders create structures that can store mechanical energy.
Research For New Battery Technology Is Gaining Steam
Lithium-ion batteries are expensive, overheat, and aren’t environmentally friendly to manufacture. Can new battery tech solve these problems?
Hydropower Worries Grow As Colorado River Reservoirs Keep Dropping
The water levels behind the Colorado River’s biggest dams are fast-approaching record lows, affecting water supplies and, soon, energy bills.
The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions Of Tons Of CO2 Into The Atmosphere
California’s climate policy created up to 39 million carbon credits that aren’t achieving carbon savings. But companies can buy these offsets to justify polluting more anyway.
Kids Are Benefiting From Adult Vaccinations, Too
Plus, how climate change could bring cicadas out more often.
Big Oil Reckons With Climate Change
From the courtroom to the boardroom, oil companies saw new pressure to act on climate change this week. Plus Moderna’s vaccine tested in youth, and more stories.
What Happens When The Colorado River Runs Dry?
The water system supplies water to 40 million people. What happens if it dries up?
Offshore Wind Power Moves Forward In Massachusetts
Massachusetts’ Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm has been in the planning stage for years. Now, the project may finally be going forward.
Book Club: ‘Lost Feast’
Dig in with food expert Lenore Newman about the dishes we’ve loved to death and what that means for the future of food.