Forecast for the Floodplains
Boosting Desalination with the Sun
Solar power could open the floodgates for desalination, giving people access to clean, cheap water.
The Daunting, Dangerous Task of Unearthing Colombia’s Landmines
Ridding Colombia of landmines may require a multi-pronged mix of traditional and ground-breaking technology.
To Communicate With Apes, We Must Do It On Their Terms
Scientists have long tried to teach apes to speak or sign in human language. But what if we studied their language?
The Evolution of the Bioinspired Robot
To build a better robot, engineers are turning to an experienced problem solver—nature.
Fish Have Feelings, Too
Fish have emotions, social needs, and intelligence. Meet scientists exploring the inner lives of our aquatic friends.
Who Does Slum Tourism Benefit?
Decrepit neighborhoods have become a magnet for curious visitors, but is the practice as denigrating as some suggest?