Will machines ever take over?
Robots that can think are here, almost. But many see artificial intelligence as humanity's biggest existential threat
Human role in fuelling glacier loss has risen drastically
Sixty-nine per cent of glacier loss between 1991 and 2011 is owing to human-related activities. The figure between 1851 and 2010 is 25 per cent
Environmental impact of trash burned in the open grossly underestimated
Developing countries figure prominently in the list of polluters, with China, India and Brazil being the top three
Space Race 2.0: Why go beyond the Earth?
The urge to look towards the sky stems from an intrinsic human curiosity emanating out of not just scientific but also existential queries
Is genetic engineering the right way to cure the problem of invasive species?
A new gene-based technology allows curbing the population of species such as mosquitoes which spread malaria or dengue. But there are dangers involved