By studying the microbiology of the seas, scientists are identifying new ways to break down and reform discarded bottles and containers that would otherwise pollute our environment.
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Despite the general easing of restrictions, the pandemic isn’t over. Most vaccinated people will find the biggest risk is reinfection this winter.
The British bicycle bubble of the 1800s should signal caution for the EV maker’s stock as rival car companies catch up with technology.
Growing use of weapons scanners and cameras might ease parents’ worries, but they risk creating dystopian institutions for kids.
It’s never a good sign when shares tank the moment a lockup expires. Investors appear to be losing faith that the company can stay at the cutting edge of a fast-moving field.
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.
Words like “breakthrough,” “booster” and even “mask” mean different things to different people.
The growing social media platform is far more viral and harder to police than Facebook or YouTube.
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Prices for the most popular secondhand luxury watches have peaked. It’s the latest sign that the bling boom might not last.
If Toyota’s cars can’t keep their tires on, what good is its $35 billion EV pledge?
Both the politicians and the public are wary of judicial meddling.
Does Mars need a constitution? Eventually, but there are more urgent questions to address first, such as how to get there.
The gene-editing tool has transformed the study of human disease, but before it can revolutionize treatments, researchers will need to solve three basic problems.
More tech firms are using synthetic images to train their AI to be fairer. Get ready for a world awash in artificial identities.
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.
Add the notorious cybercrime Lazarus Group to the list of concerns fueling the crypto meltdown.
Hitting growth targets and pushing back against foreign-led financial systems requires the kind of innovation only these companies can offer.
The “persistent virus” theory merits more investigation — including trials to understand whether antiviral drugs can treat lingering symptoms.
Sometimes tensions escalate because of dueling factions among allies, not increased conflict between enemies.
Tallying accounts on the social media platform isn’t the problem Musk makes it out to be. Defining what’s “good” and “bad” is the real challenge.
Artificial intelligence isn’t on the cusp of sentience. But its growing inscrutability and sway over us should still be cause for concern.
With Starbucks threatening to limit use of its facilities, our options will dwindle. The reasons for that are tangled up with the history of sex, race and class.
Hurricanes and blizzards get monikers, so why not extremely high temperatures?
New research suggests that indecisive people don’t make worse decisions. But there is a crucial difference that holds them back.
Sentient or not, we’re more alike than we think.
Overspending and buying a Super Bowl ad despite signs of a bubble echoed blunders of the dot-com collapse.
The short video app is a great vehicle for promoting new songs, but pressuring performers to prove their selling power on social media will likely backfire.
Even if an engineer’s recent claims of a conscious machine are dubious, the tech giant’s tightening grip on AI research and its ham-fisted treatment of dissenting voices is troubling.
What we humans say or think isn’t necessarily the last word on artificial intelligence.
A flurry of legal challenges in the US won’t fundamentally change the company in the same way that new European laws will.
The remote-work revolution has been 60 years in the making. We can thank NASA’s moon program and the 1973 oil embargo.
The movie is great, but for a true accounting of Watergate 50 years after the infamous break-in, you have to read the book.
Even without mask mandates or social distancing, there are still measures — like better ventilation — that are worth encouraging.
Police, schools and HR departments are too trusting of fallible algorithms. A special brand of human overseer is needed.
Everyone wants a piece of the world’s biggest chipmaker. That puts a target on its back.
Targeted harassment and asymmetric information warfare pose an existential crisis for social media platforms.