Africa's Fastest-Growing City Sees Benefits From More Female Engineers
In Dar es Salaam, more women are gaining access to careers in engineering—and they're bringing innovative and inclusive ideas along with them.
Could Humanity Actually Create a Self-Aware Machine?
It sounds like the plot of science-fiction movie, but academics have long debated the possibility of conscious artificial intelligence.
Should We Fight Invasive Species With Genetic Engineering?
Why one scientist changed his mind on using gene drives for conservation.
Why Donald Trump's Border Wall Doesn't Make Any Sense
It would be astronomically expensive, environmentally destructive, and comically ineffective.
The Future of Work: What Happened to Vocational Education
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Aspiring Astronaut and Polymath Who Sees Patterns in Just About Everything
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
Breakthrough Could Allow Us to Build With Batteries
Charged building material could make the renewable grid a reality.
Seattle Is Dying: Boeing Looks Outside Washington for Cheap Talent
With a diversified employment base, the Emerald City will survive as Boeing starts looking for new talent outside of Washington State. But what does the search for cheap STEM talent say about the Innovation Economy?
Friends With Benefits: Psychologists and Sociologists on Facebook
Psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists like Facebook—and Facebook likes them back.
The Public Isn't Yet Ready for Sci-Fi Climate Engineering
A new survey reveals that people aren't embracing space mirrors and stratospheric aerosols as solutions to climate change.
Fatal Talent Attraction: The End of Talent Migration in the U.S.
Top-tier research universities matter more than a vibrant urban core as focus shifts from talent attraction (too much competition) to talent production.
Petroleum Engineering Shows U.S. Students' Hidden Prowess
American students' behavior defies the prevailing stereotype when looking at how they flock to the hot field of petroleum engineering.
Kisaalita Engineers Solutions for Africa's Rural Poor
University of Georgia professor William Kisaalita engineers simple, practical solutions — a milk chiller, a nutcracker and an egg incubator — for Africa's rural poor.
Is America's Science Education Gap Caused By Career Planning Fears?
It's not insufficient schooling or a shortage of scientists. It's a lack of job opportunities. Americans need the reasonable hope that spending their youth preparing to do science will provide a satisfactory career.