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A flat-packed renovation aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes that already exist

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Efforts involving brain-computer interfaces pose myriad risks to would-be supersoldiers

Illustration of a cyborg from the collarbones up, facing the right side of the image, in a dark space. Its metal face has been slightly detached from the rest of its head to reveal the computer chips and wires inside.
Illustration of a cyborg from the collarbones up, facing the right side of the image, in a dark space. Its metal face has been slightly detached from the rest of its head to reveal the computer chips and wires inside.
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Using a patent-pending cleaning process, a Wyoming company hopes to water ranchlands with the notoriously nasty byproduct from oil and gas wells

A Patterson-UTI drilling rig operating for Ultra Petroleum Resources in the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field, in Sublette County, near Pinedale, Wy. The PInedale Anticline is one of the highest producing gas fields in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling at depths of 5,000 to 20,000 feet releases the gas.
A Patterson-UTI drilling rig operating for Ultra Petroleum Resources in the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field, in Sublette County, near Pinedale, Wy. The PInedale Anticline is one of the highest producing gas fields in the United States. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling at depths of 5,000 to 20,000 feet releases the gas.
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Words of Warming

It’s receiving investment from some of the most powerful names in oil, gas, and technology

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is an orange-to-red diagonal gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.
“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is an orange-to-red diagonal gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.


A solution to the uphill battle to meet the world’s energy needs

A scenic photo of green hills
A scenic photo of green hills
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Reengineering Life

A last-minute Trump administration deal could speed up approval of genetically engineered livestock

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The incident raises questions about how much control people have over their genetic data

Red chromosome exhibit surrounding the ‘Live Science’ area of the ‘Who Am I?’ Gallery at the Science Museum in London.
Red chromosome exhibit surrounding the ‘Live Science’ area of the ‘Who Am I?’ Gallery at the Science Museum in London.
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Scientists moved closer to linking the human brain to computers


Illustration: Lia Liao

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