The Savvy Scientist
The Savvy Scientist dives into the ethics, issues and innovations brewing in the world's most advanced research institutions.
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.
17 | January 17, 2012 3:00am |
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 3:00am |
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 3:00am |
While the government asks flu scientists to censor themselves in the name of national security, it backs away from an obvious way to help prevent further drug resistance in deadly bacteria.
1 | December 27, 2011 3:00am |
Cryonics and cloning offer a way to "save" the environment while letting wildlands disappear. Is that a viable strategy for protecting nature, a flawed fantasy, or a Swiftian modest proposal?
9 | December 20, 2011 3:00am |
Inconclusive news about a possible physics breakthrough may be frustrating, but the uncertainty at the heart of all science deserves respect.
5 | December 13, 2011 3:00am |
Our natural human tendency to reject uncomfortable ideas probably interferes with action on climate change. But politics, not psychology, is the real obstacle to progress.
20 | December 6, 2011 3:00am |
More than one unique genome can probably be found among your body's cells. Science is still trying to determine what that variation might mean for your health.
2 | November 29, 2011 3:00am |
Physicists are wary of news that could force revisions in Einstein's theory of special relativity. But that doesn't mean scientists are fearful of revolutionary discoveries, explains columnist...
20 | November 22, 2011 3:00am |
As the damage from extreme weather continues to mount, doubters keep finding reasons to deny that global warming is responsible. Columnist John Rennie questions their arguments.
14 | November 15, 2011 3:00am |
In his inaugural column, columnist John Rennie argues that advanced biometric technology is still far too immature to reliably detect guilt in criminals.
5 | November 8, 2011 4:51am |