A damming trend
Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences -- affecting everything from food security to the environment -- greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research.
Soyuz raised on launch pad in French Guiana for Arianespace’s last flight of 2018
A Russian-made Soyuz booster rolled out to its launch pad in French Guiana on Friday, and hydraulic lifts rotated the launcher vertical in preparation for liftoff Tuesday with the first in a new series of French military spy satellites.
His Big Sur wedding ran afoul of coastal regulators. So tech billionaire Sean Parker built an app
When Sean Parker crossed California's beach access police over his wedding in Big Sur, the tech billionaire agreed to create a coastal access app for the people. The app launches Thursday after an unusual collaboration between two very different, but very California, worlds.
Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region
The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found.
New Zealand's Rocket Lab shoots 13 tiny cube satellites into orbit
Rocket Lab, a rocket propulsion company backed by investors in Silicon Valley, has launched a batch of 13 tiny probes from New Zealand to study space.
1 gene error linked to early-onset dementia
A lone mutation in a single gene may be a culprit in frontotemporal dementia, which can strike patients as young as 40.