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Energy

CO2 Rocks: The “Cool” Side of Global Warming

By David Dittman - Dec 5, 2016

As politicians continue to harp on about “energy independence” — be it through traditional fossil fuels or green, renewable energy — we look at how one method could help us… without killing the planet.

Healthcare

Alzheimer’s Disease: Does THC Hold the Key to a Cure?

By David Dittman - Dec 2, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease subjects victims to a “living death” and their loved ones to the most agonizing form of witness. But can this chemical compound be the long-awaited end to this suffering?

Health

Want to Save the World? Get Off Your Ass!

By David Dittman - Dec 1, 2016

Ultimately, it may not matter what amazing innovations we create in the next millennia, because unless we shape up, we won’t be around long enough to enjoy them.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Intelligence

By David Dittman - Nov 30, 2016

Artificial intelligence is a concept that’s already impacting our modern world. Some see a robot war brewing. But the real future is one of cooperation: AI plus HI.

Holiday Shopping

The Rational Shopper’s List for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

By David Dittman - Nov 23, 2016

With the holidays upon us, we steer you toward innovative products that aren’t just cool, they’ll also save you money and time at the checkout line.

Food and Beverage

Pass the Seaweed: Notes From Thanksgiving Future

By David Dittman - Nov 22, 2016

Someday, our planet will no longer be able to sustain the agricultural and industrial demands of the food industry. So we’d better find an alternative — and fast. That’s where this nutritional powerhouse comes in.

Space Travel

Mars: The Most Difficult Trip in the History of Mankind

By David Dittman - Nov 21, 2016

“Isolated, confined, and in an extreme environment”: That’s how it’s going to be for astronauts who make the trip to the Red Planet. To find out how we’ll cope, we’re taking a trip to “White Mars.”

Theranos

Shocking Twist in the Theranos Fraud Story

By David Dittman - Nov 18, 2016

The case of fraud-ridden blood-testing startup Theranos took another twist this week with the shocking disclosure of the whistleblower on the company’s wrongdoing.

Biotechnology

“The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century”

By David Dittman - Nov 17, 2016

This biotech innovation is the stuff of true sci-fi — so much so that Hollywood has taken notice. But in real life, it could mean the end of disease altogether.

Genetics

Bacteria: The Good, The Bad, and The Designer

By David Dittman - Nov 16, 2016

There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria — both of which make up the entire world we live in. But what if we could engineer the human body to render even the worst of these innocuous or even beneficial…

Trump Presidency

Does Donald Trump Really Hate Science?

By David Dittman - Nov 15, 2016

Donald Trump ran a campaign on hyperbole and vagueness. Now as he prepares to take office, we take a closer look at his contradictory statements on science to make sense of the future of our favored industries.

Trump Administration

Trump Administration: Has The Donald Gone Legit?

By David Dittman - Nov 14, 2016

Having won the election, how will a Trump administration look? One name being floated at Treasury Secretary smacks of same-old Establishment status quo.