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The Savvy Scientist
Under the right circumstances, evolving organisms can make astonishing leaps in capability — which could be the key to gauging the threat from emerging diseases.
January 31, 2012, 2:23 AM PST | By John Rennie
This follow-up to last week’s column on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere considers ways to exploit the earth’s own capacities to absorb the gas.
January 24, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By John Rennie
Inexpensive carbon-capture systems may soon be able to pull excess CO2 out of the open air faster than burning fuels can add it. Yet coping with global warming will still be a challenge.
January 17, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By John Rennie
The word “cyberspace” once seemed ever-present in popular tech writing. Its gradual disappearance reflects how well society has adjusted to ubiquitous networking.
January 10, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By John Rennie
Expect new insights into new worlds, ongoing controversies, final answers on some lingering mysteries from 2011, and a chance of solar stormy weather
January 3, 2012, 3:00 AM PST | By John Rennie