Amid all the digital wealth, the big cities of the West are racked with the destitute. We know how to solve this problem, so what’s stopping us?
With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.
For 35 years, researchers have been trying to beat the virus that causes AIDS. For just as long, Burt Dorman has been saying he has a faster way.
When a chemist raised concerns about the blood testing machines' high error rates, she was ignored. So she resigned.
Running out of time to prove he'd found a miracle cure, Bill Halford teamed up with a Hollywood executive and recruited a band of desperate patients.
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered a devastating catastrophe in one of the country’s largest nuclear power plants. The cleanup will take decades, and it’s no job for humans.
The treatment was fast-tracked for approval, and the first person to use the drug in the US was our writer's son.
Thanks to advances in neonatal care, Baby Boy Green joined a generation of premature babies whose survival would have been unimaginable a generation ago.
A conservationist wants to use Crispr to eliminate island predators. It's not brutal like poison, but it could transform our power over nature.
A new generation of space scientists is using high tech materials to resurrect the long-neglected supersonic parachute.