science and technology

Kara Swisher: Can the U.S. Stop China From Controlling the Next Internet Age?

Kara Swisher: Can the U.S. Stop China From Controlling the Next Internet Age?

The Justice Department had been investigating Huawei on suspicion of having violated sanctions against exporting American technologies to Iran.
Helsinki’s New Library Has 3-D Printers and Power Tools. (And Some Books, Too.)

Helsinki’s New Library Has 3-D Printers and Power Tools. (And Some Books, Too.)

The reading room at Oodi, Helsinki’s new library. In addition to books, the new building also offers a range of high-tech equipment and event spaces for the city’s residents to use.
Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.
Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.
Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

Do You Know What You’re Breathing?

A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.
The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air

The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air

A man on the streets of Sacramento in November.
In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas

In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas

He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, at a conference in Hong Kong this week. Other scientists have sharply denounced his work.
As China Seeks Scientific Greatness, Some Say Ethics Are an Afterthought

As China Seeks Scientific Greatness, Some Say Ethics Are an Afterthought

He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, at a conference in Hong Kong this week. Other scientists have sharply denounced his work.
In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas

In China, Gene-Edited Babies Are the Latest in a String of Ethical Dilemmas

He Jiankui, who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, at a conference in Hong Kong this week. Other scientists have sharply denounced his work.
The Argument: What Do We Do About Climate Change?

The Argument: What Do We Do About Climate Change?

Smoke from the Camp wildfire looms over a home in California this month.
Editing Babies? We Need to Learn a Lot More First

Editing Babies? We Need to Learn a Lot More First

He Jiankui, a physicist and researcher, says he edited the genes of twins, a claim that has drawn widespread criticism.
Margaret Thatcher, Ice Cream Pioneer, Is Nominated as Face of £50 Note

Margaret Thatcher, Ice Cream Pioneer, Is Nominated as Face of £50 Note

Margaret Thatcher in 1987. She studied chemistry at Oxford and worked for a food company before beginning her political career.
Margaret Thatcher, Ice Cream Pioneer, Is Nominated as Face of £50 Note

Margaret Thatcher, Ice Cream Pioneer, Is Nominated as Face of £50 Note

Margaret Thatcher in 1987. She studied chemistry at Oxford and worked for a food company before beginning her political career.
Science Times at 40: Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science

Science Times at 40: Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science

Marchers for Science in Washington on Earth Day, 2017. A study in the journal Science found that a false story was 70 percent more likely to be retweeted than accurate news.
Making Gains for Women in STEM Fields Will Take More Effort

Making Gains for Women in STEM Fields Will Take More Effort

From left, Kristine Naltchadjian, Véna Arielle Ahouansou, Alejandra Estanislao and Prue Mackenzie last week at the 2018 Global Women’s Forum in Paris.
Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Replication is important to scientists, because it means the finding might just be real. But scientists are wary of a replication crisis and fear its corrosive effects on public trust in science.
Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Replication is important to scientists, because it means the finding might just be real. But scientists are wary of a replication crisis and fear its corrosive effects on public trust in science.
Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Science Times at 40: Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them.

Replication is important to scientists, because it means the finding might just be real. But scientists are wary of a replication crisis and fear its corrosive effects on public trust in science.