Using gene drives to control wild mosquito populations and wipe out malaria

What is the deadliest animal on earth? It's a question that brings to mind fearsome lions, tigers, sharks and crocodiles. But the answer is...

Renewed space rivalry between nations ignores a tradition of cooperation

The annals of science fiction are full of visions of the future. Some are techno-utopian like "Star Trek" in which humanity has joined together...

Clean up your cyber-hygiene – 6 changes to make in the new year

Data breaches, widespread malware attacks and microtargeted personalized advertising were lowlights of digital life in 2018. As technologies change, so does the advice security experts...

Artificial intelligence must know when to ask for human help

Artificial intelligence systems are powerful tools for businesses and governments to process data and respond to changing situations, whether on the stock market or...

Mathematics of scale: Big, small and everything in between

Breathe. As your lungs expand, air fills 500 million tiny alveoli, each a fraction of a millimeter across. As you exhale, these millions of...

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized

This week a team of scientists and physicians from the U.K. published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in...