China’s Huawei has big ambitions to weaken the US grip on AI leadership

In spite of tensions with the US and its allies, Huawei is rapidly building a suite of AI offerings unmatched by any other company on the planet. Read more »

Ten big global challenges technology could solve

None is easy, but all are incredibly important. Read more »

The race to make a lab-grown steak

Meat production spews tons of greenhouse gas and uses up too much land and water. Is there an alternative that won’t make us do without? Read more »

One man’s two-decade quest to suck greenhouse gas out of the sky

Klaus Lackner’s once wacky idea increasingly looks like an essential part of solving climate change. Read more »

A simple blood test to predict premature births could save babies’ lives

15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Read more »

Bill Gates explains why we should all be optimists

We sat down to talk about breakthrough technologies, China, and reasons to be cheerful with this issue’s guest editor. Read more »

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2019, curated by Bill Gates

We asked Gates to choose this year’s list of inventions that will change the world for the better. Read more »

Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it

Futurist and NYU professor Amy Webb on an impending artificial intelligence catastrophe—and why there’s still hope it can be averted. Read more »

China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced

New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories. Read more »

The first privately funded trip to the moon is about to launch

After failing to claim the Lunar X Prize (which, to be fair, everyone did), the Israeli firm SpaceIL could have a rover on lunar soil in a little over a month. Read more »
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