The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.
The making of Amazon Prime, the internet’s most successful and devastating membership program –An oral history of the subscription service that changed online shopping forever.
“Earth’s Second Sun” –China’s Fusion Future, the Holy Grail of Unlimited Energy’
A New Tide of Gravitational Waves –When new cosmic ripples are detected, astronomers leap into action to try to locate their source.
Mysterious space object may help explain how life arose on Earth –Scientists say objects from other star systems could have brought life from world to world around the cosmos.
The Astronomer Who’d Rather Build Space Cameras –Jim Gunn helped shape the theory of the evolution of the cosmos before building hardware for major observatories like the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Philosopher Who Says We Should Play God –Why ethical objections to interfering with nature are too late.
The search for the kryptonite that can stop CRISPR –-Powerful gene-editing tools have the potential to heal—or to harm. Now there’s a race to develop the antidote to the next bioweapon.
The Mystery of Human Uniqueness –What, exactly, makes our biology special?
Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve –Computer scientists have been searching for years for a type of problem that a quantum computer can solve but that any possible future classical computer cannot. Now they’ve found one.
Why Is This Ostrich Wearing an Extra Set of Wings? –Scientists took a creative approach to studying how dinosaurs evolved
Scientists Just Found 200,000 New Marine Viruses. Here’s Why That Matters. –Viruses might be the most successful and influential biological entities on Earth—and they’re interwoven into every ecosystem there is.
Can anyone tame the next internet? –Forces have been unleashed that seem out of control. But is it the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?