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.
Organoids Are Not Brains. How Are They Making Brain Waves?--Clusters of living brain cells are teaching scientists about diseases like autism. With a new finding, some experts wonder if these organoids may become too much like the real thing.
The First Fatal Car Crash –-Mary Ward, a naturalist and astronomer, decided to go for a ride in her cousin’s homemade automobile.
“The Invisible Extinction” –Before the Dinosaurs, Earth Lost 3/4’s of It’s Life
China’s lunar rover has found something weird on the moon’s far side –The discovery prompted scientists to postpone other plans and focus instead on trying to figure out what the substance is.
Life Is Imitating Stephen King’s Art, and That Scares Him –In his 61st novel, “The Institute,” children with supernatural abilities are taken from their parents and incarcerated. Sound familiar?
Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill –Tomorrow’s wars will be faster, more high-tech, and less human than ever before. Welcome to a new era of machine-driven warfare.
The Cosmos –“Is a Conscious Universe” –The question that intrigued the great American quantum physicist John Archibald Wheeler in the last decades of his life was: “Are life and mind irrelevant to the structure of the universe, or are they central to it?”
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? –More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
Hurricane Dorian Is Not a Freak Storm –-Its record-breaking power is in line with recent, worrisome trends
Quantum supremacy is coming. It won’t change the world –If quantum computers are to help solve humanity’s problems, they will have to improve drastically
The hellish future of Las Vegas in the climate crisis: ‘A place where we never go outside’
The Hemingway Scene That Shows How Humanity Works –The novelist Téa Obreht describes how a single surprising image in The Old Man and the Sea sums up the main character’s identity.