More than 13 percent of the United States’ population are digital natives, which ranks sixth in the world, according to a United Nations report measuring information and communication technology development across countries. This was the first time a model has … Continue reading
Photo by Gabriele Lopez/Flickr. Wish you could take back posting that embarrassing photo on Facebook? The one where you’re dressed up as a Sith Lord for the midnight premiere of “Star Wars Episode III”? (No comment on whether that describes … Continue reading
Video by The Wall Street Journal. The AFP reported that the New Zealand company Martin Aircraft received permits for manned test flights for its jetpack prototype that it hopes to sell to consumers next year. The Wall Street Journal reported … Continue reading
Salvage teams assess damage to Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk drill barge in January after the rig ran aground near Kodiak Island in Alaska. Photo by AFP/Greenpeace/Robert Meyers Rapidly thawing sea ice in the Arctic Circle has threatened polar wildlife and … Continue reading
The chemistry of the North Pacific Ocean is changing in ways that pose serious threats to Alaska’s two signature crab species: the red king crab and the snow crab. The culprit is ocean acidification. This report, produced in partnership with … Continue reading
Scientists in France may have come up with a new way for people to “touch” and manipulate bacteria, proteins and other biological building blocks that can only be seen under a microscope.
Marc Abrahams, editor of Annals of Improbable Research and Guardian columnist, joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about graphene, the world’s new wonder material. The substance, as thin as an atom, is 200 times stronger than steel.