Our Attempts to Reverse Climate Change With Geoengineering Could Leave the Planet Worse Off Than When We Started

The consequences for biodiversity could be more severe than those of climate change itself.

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Catching Up With the New E.U. Emissions Targets Will Cost Germany a Trillion Euros

"The aim of reducing them by 95 percent is overambitious."

36 mins ago

When Robots Take Over Our Jobs, It’s Women Who Will Lose Out Most

90,000 male assembly line workers will be at risk, compared to the 164,000 women employed as secretaries and administrative assistants.

1 hour ago

Experts Weigh in on the U.S. Government’s Plans to Loosen Nuclear Weapon Constraints

There may be reasons to worry.

4 hours ago

3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Our Access to the Objects We Desire

Can we fast forward a hundred years?

4 hours ago

This Week In Science: A City Out of Water and Mysterious Signals From Space

Here's what happened in science the week of January 15. 

4 hours ago

Government Shutdown Hampers SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Testing

Without U.S. Air Force personal support at the launchpad, Falcon Heavy won't be firing any time soon.

5 hours ago

Climatecoin Aims to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Cryptocurrency

It was designed to help the fight against climate change.

6 hours ago

New Electronic Skin Allows You to Manipulate Virtual Objects

This futuristic device has potential in everything from VR to medical prosthetics.

January 21, 2018

A New Information Engine is Pushing the Boundaries of Thermodynamics

The researchers needed a new theory of physics to explain their results.

January 21, 2018

The AI That Prepared Astronauts for Space Could Now Help Fight Crime

The technology could help usher justice systems into a new era as soon as mid-2018.

January 21, 2018

Surgeons in France Just Performed the First-Ever Double Face Transplant

“This graft shows for the first time that re-transplantation is possible in the case of chronic rejection."

January 21, 2018

Futurism’s First Annual Fake Science News Awards

We're awarding those who are guilty of unrelenting bias.

January 19, 2018

The End of Plastic Has Officially Arrived

Nations around the world are taking a stand against plastic waste.

January 17, 2018

The World’s Biggest Smog Tower Offers Hope to Polluted Megacities in China

"It barely requires any power input throughout daylight hours."

January 17, 2018

The Czech Republic May Be Getting Serious About Climate Change

This could send a strong message to other coal reliant EU countries.

January 16, 2018

Record Global Temperatures Drive Extreme Heatwaves in Oceans, Too

New research shows that global warming wreaks havoc on marine ecosystems the same way drought affects land.

January 16, 2018

Here Are the Best Ways to Safeguard Your Data, According to a Professional Hacker

Protect yourself.

January 16, 2018

Fracking Is Among the Most Harmful Forms of Energy Production, Study Finds

It's also one of the least sustainable.

January 16, 2018

China Is the New World Leader in Renewable Energy

China is investing tens of billions of dollars in renewable energy around the world.

January 16, 2018

New Report Predicts Renewable Energy Will be Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels by 2020

"Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now — overwhelmingly — a smart economic one."

January 16, 2018
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