Magazine As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course.
Two coalitions of environmental groups have filedthreeseparate suits against the U.S. Forest Service, hoping to stop what the organizations say is the largest sale of old-growth timber in nearly a generation
As I mentioned last week, I’m writing a few pieces here at Our Modern Plagues to accompany a print article on GMOs that I wrote for Popular Science’s July issue (now available online). Today, I’d like
Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore
For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in... Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange
Modern medicine will come to an end unless the world develops a new generation of antibiotics, the chief medical officer for England has warned. The intervention from Prof Dame Sally Davies echoed that
Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar