On Sunday morning hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It will be a familiar experience for
A Chinese researcher claims he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies - twin girls whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
Coffee has been getting considerable attention for a growing list of health benefits, with brain health high among them. While not without a few downsides, studies have shown impressive upsides of moderate
The world’s largest library of classic literature is the Penguin Classics series, which has more than 1,200 titles in print. It features all the most famous works of world literature, from Homer’s Odyssey
Thirteen federal agencies agree: Climate change has already wreaked havoc on the United States, and the worst is likely yet to come. On Friday afternoon, the U.S. government published a major and ominous
The first ever “solid state” plane, with no moving parts in its propulsion system, has successfully flown for a distance of 60 metres, proving that heavier-than-air flight is possible without jets or The
One of the most astonishing facts about science is how universally applicable the laws of nature are. Every particle obeys the same rules, experiences the same forces, and sees the same fundamental constants,
Republican climate rhetoric shifts (again), but the goal remains the same. In recent years, leaders of the Republican Party have become aware that denying the existence of global warming makes them look
For many kids, what they learn in high school isn’t preparing them for success in college or in their career. A new report delves into how our education system is letting them down. Work hard in school,
When you gaze up at the night sky, through the veil of stars and the plane of the Milky Way close by, you can’t help but feel small before the grand abyss of the Universe that lies beyond. Even though
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far dire
Despite what you may have read, wind farms are not causing the planet to heat up. The current claims that they do stem from a misreading of a scientific study, which does not show anything of the kind.
In this warming world, some parts of the planet are warming much faster than others. The warming is causing large ice bodies to start to melt and move rapidly, in some cases sliding into the ocean. This
The world’s most used weedkiller damages the beneficial bacteria in the guts of honeybees and makes them more prone to deadly infections, new research has found. Previous studies have shown that pesticides
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water." A new report funded by the Dutch government finds that microgrid technologies could make a local 90