Polls in China show that younger people — those born in the 1990s and later — have a more negative image of America than their parents do.
Elon Musk wants SpaceX to become the first private company to complete a mission to Mars, but he has competition and that’s good for everybody.
Social media anger reversed a Beijing Covid-shot mandate, and online celebrations of Shinzo Abe’s assassination became an embarrassment that the government had to address.
Treating foreign workers better would be a smart way to take advantage of China’s retreat from global manufacturing dominance, but it isn’t happening.
New data show a sharp decline in farm yields linked to fossil-fuel emissions. The country’s renewed use of low-cost coal will make the problem worse.
Beijing is betting it can intimidate sporting organizations with Chinese business ambitions to shut down criticism altogether — maybe even outside the country.
The space agency should get the funds it needs to ferry rock samples to Earth by 2033. But it also has to fix management and bureaucratic deficiencies.
An idea that was once a fantasy is making progress in Busan, South Korea. The challenge will be to design settlements that are autonomous and sustainable.
Those who call it a myth ignore the facts: The US has at least 180 facilities to reprocess billions of pounds of plastics every year, and customer demand is growing.
The surging cost of Midwestern acreage hinders the kind of agricultural innovation favored by a new generation of resilient and experimental farmers.
Federal agricultural programs give farmers strong reasons to keep fields idle. In normal times, that can make sense. But nothing’s normal now.
Depleting the Pacific serves nobody’s interest, but Beijing won’t join a badly needed ocean management system if it feels like great-power competition.
Human waste could be a huge source of agricultural nutrients as the costs of synthetics soar. All it would take are improvements in sewage treatment and some big changes in attitudes.
Congress should embrace a proposed $4 billion-plus project for the discoveries it will make possible and to inspire a new generation of world-leading space scientists.
A Minnesota project has to overcome tribal and environmental concerns. But the U.S. needs its own source of nickel, which is key to electric-vehicle expansion.