Earth & Energy

As humanity’s impact on the biosphere becomes increasingly profound, the focus on alternative forms of energy intensifies. Simultaneously, scientists and innovators are working to engineer Earth’s weather and modify the environment to recreate the biosphere in a planned, precise way. We’ll follow the cutting-edge research that is leading us into the next age of energy and scrutinize the impact that humanity is having on our Pale Blue Dot.

A camera which sees the way sharks do has reveled that bioluminescence may help sea-dwelling creatures see underwater.

June 20, 2018

It wasn't feasible before. But now, it might be.

June 8, 2018

Letting an algorithm monitor motion-sensor cameras could change how we handle conservation.

June 6, 2018

But it looks an awful lot like they're keeping a failing industry afloat.

June 4, 2018

The staggering amount of paper and plastic we shipped to China in the past will have to find a new home.

May 30, 2018

Combining protective gear with batteries would lighten each solider's load.

May 25, 2018

The newly-elected government agreed to honor the existing agreement.

May 24, 2018

Mehdi Sadaghdar runs Electroboom, a Youtube channel that shows off the fun, and occasionally dangerous sides of engineering.

May 23, 2018

Misinformed, dismissive dealers simply aren't interested in selling you an EV.

May 22, 2018

Over a third of global protected lands are facing "intensive human activity."

May 18, 2018