Tourism in Thailand Goes on Despite Martial Law

Tourists take pictures of Thai soldiers guarding outside Thai police headquarters Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.Image: Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press Tourism is so important to Thailand that the announcement…

Building Cars Out of Batteries Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

The high cost and limited range of electric vehicles can make them a tough sell, and their costliest and most limiting component are their batteries. But batteries also open up…

How to Watch Tonight’s Blue Moon Online

Night sky observers around the world will have the chance to see a special full moon — one that has been dubbed a “blue moon” — on Aug. 31. But,…

Chinese Workers Face Competition From Robots

One of the defining narratives of modern China has been the migration of young workers — often girls in their late teenage years — from the countryside into sprawling cities…

Genetically Modified Mice May Be Landmine-Sniffing Heroes

Scientists are engineering a real-life Mighty Mouse that will scurry through fields sniffing out hidden landmines thanks to olfactory superpowers. The researchers, at Hunter College of the City University of…

Biggest Threat to the Economy Could Come From Outer Space

Imagine waking up just after midnight to a sky so bright you swear it must be early morning. Imagine seeing the Northern Lights as far south as Cuba or Hawaii.…

Look Up: Milky Way Galaxy at its Best in July

It’s possible that most people on Earth have never seen the Milky Way, the galaxy in which we live. The Milky Way used to be a part of every human’s…

The Underwater Drone Helping Search for Flight MH370

Bluefin-21 is in the water after being craned over the side of Australian Defense Vessel Ocean Shield to begin using its side-scan sonar in the search for the missing Malaysia…

Drone Beat: Amazon Drones in India, National Parks Bans and More

Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan talks on the phone as a camera-equipped drone hovers outside a parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Aug. 21, 2014. Image: B.K. Bangash/Associated Press The U.S. government…

Social Good Summit, Day 2: Watch the Global Conversations Live

The Social Good Summit continues Sunday in New York — but you can still join in the global conversation even if you couldn’t make it to New York. This year’s…