India’s terrible roads: how to build a world-class network and still reach net zero
India, too, has tripled its highways over the same duration, but the network is far less impressive.
Could oral antiviral pills be a game-changer for COVID-19? An infectious disease physician explains why these options are badly needed
If these drugs get authorized in the coming weeks, they could be an important new treatment option for people with COVID-19, especially for those at high risk in the early stages of infection.
Are you kidding, India? Your last-minute Glasgow intervention won’t relieve pressure to ditch coal
India should not consider itself off the hook. Rather than slow the decline in coal use, India has ensured it and other coal-intensive nations, including Australia, will be under even greater global pressure to ditch coal.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot raises serious concerns – but probably not the ones you think
Predictably, social media filled with references to a string of dystopian sci-fi movies about robots where everything goes horribly wrong.
Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school
The academic worries were elevated among older students who were further along in secondary school, for whom graduation and college planning are more imminent.
The Internet Archive has been fighting for 25 years to keep what’s on the web from disappearing – and you can help
People and organizations remove content from the web for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s a result of changing internet culture, such as the recent shutdown of Yahoo Answers.
Is it possible to recreate dinosaurs from their DNA?
Would it really be possible to get the DNA of dinosaurs and then recreate them? – Lucie R., age 5, Atlanta, Georgia
School posts on Facebook could threaten student privacy
The easy access to student photos that we encountered comes despite broader concerns about individuals’ privacy on social media.
It’s not just bad behavior – why social media design makes it hard to have constructive disagreements online
We found that people often avoid discussing challenging topics online for fear of harming their relationships, and when it comes to disagreements, not all social media are the same.
Climate change: as mountain regions warm, hydroelectric power plants may be vulnerable
Tragically, more than 200 people are believed to have lost their lives, many of them construction workers at the Tapovan hydropower plant.
Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change
Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels for transportation and electricity, have worsened the intensity of extreme rainfall and snowfall over land in recent decades, not just in a few areas but on a global scale, new research shows.
Schools must act carefully on students’ off-campus speech, Supreme Court rules
School districts and officials were anxious for guidance about the extent to which they can police social media speech by their students, especially with heightened concern about cyberbullying and threats of school shootings.