Researchers are encouraging the people of Madagascar to embrace bugs as a source of protein, in order to take pressure off endangered lemurs.
Yeast gives us beer and bread. Now researchers have engineered it to do something more improbable: manufacturing the cannabis compounds CBD and THC.
A former Obama advisor says we’ll work alongside the machines—but we also need to be smarter about apprenticeships and job retraining.
Look back on the biggest moments in robotics in 2018, from the continued ascendance of SpotMini to the rapid rise and fall of the home robot.
In factories across the world, machines are beginning to work more intimately with humans without sending them to the unemployment line—or the grave.
Cannabis can treat inflammation, pain, and nausea, among other ills. But an estimated 9 percent of users will develop a dependence on the drug.
It seemed like 2018 was going to be the year when robots made a big leap toward the fabled Rosie from the Jetsons. Consumers, though, had other ideas.
Fires spread with a complexity that scientists can pick apart little by little, thanks to lasers, sensors, and some of the most powerful computers.
We stopped American cities from burning once, and we can do it again. But it’ll take a massive shift in behavior statewide.
Make sure they know the difference between THC and CDB, and remember: Low and slow
The rains are coming to California, and the fires have primed the soil for another disaster that can claim yet more lives.
California is burning for very good reasons, like climate change and population growth. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Resiniferatoxin is 10,000 times hotter than the hottest pepper, and has features that make it promising as a painkiller of last resort.
Though we can point to a lack of rainfall to explain the devastation from the fires in California, they’re ultimately a product of a warming world.
The Camp Fire, Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire share an origin in the jet stream, which has produced extreme winds that are spreading the flames and hampering firefighting efforts.
Lots of wind along with very dry vegetation turned the Northern California wildfire into a high-speed menace that tore through Paradise and Butte County.
A novel system monitors the dynamics of colonies exposed to imidacloprid, a neurotoxin that belongs to the infamous neonicotinoid group of pesticides.
A win for marijuana in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri may foreshadow a win for cannabis nationwide.
Some call it the entourage effect: THC achieves its full effects only when it rolls with a crew of other compounds.
Scientists have developed a radical new method for measuring global warming-induced rising ocean temperatures: They aren’t sampling water, but air.