Only five percent of Americans believe the government is doing a good job of sharing data, a new poll reveals. Those who trust the administration are more optimistic about the potential for transparency, but the majority are skeptical or indifferent.
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.
When it comes to fast trains, Japan takes top honors. A trailblazing maglev - short for ‘magnetic levitation’ - train has set a world speed record during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking over 600kph (373mph).
The US military is planning to ask the Canadian government to upgrade missile sensors in the Arctic, in order to improve detection of different types of missiles, according to a senior US defense official.
We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something in our Milky Way neighborhood, which is bustling with environments conducive to life.
US needs to spend more on developing energy weapons, or risk falling behind China and other rivals, a think tank has urged, telling the Pentagon to unify research efforts and even steal foreign technology to avoid falling behind.
Americans licensed to travel to Cuba thanks to an opening of US-Cuban relations can now use Airbnb to book their lodging on the island, the company announced. US tourists are not able to get licenses yet, while international visitors can’t use the site.
People have long thought of Cuba as a last bastion resisting the clutches of Coca Cola, McDonald’s and rampant capitalism. But now the US is moving in, tourists are flocking to the island republic to experience it before the rot sets in.
Seeing a Tesla is about to get a lot more wild, as the company is preparing to install its self-driving software in the Model S fleet. The autopilot feature will only work on highways... as the technology may not yet be legal in the US.
Americans are flushing billions of dollars down the toilet every year ‒ along with a trillion gallons of needlessly wasted water ‒ thanks to leaky plumbing. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is channeling Mr. Fix-It to get a handle on the problem.