Science and Technology

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How Twitter Failed Africa

Big Tech ignored policies that enable disinformation and propaganda across the continent.

The sun shines in a hazy sky over mechanical equipment at Tanjung Priok sea port.

The Climate Conversation No One Wants

It’s time to talk about managing the world’s likely overshoot beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears in a promotional video in October 2021.

3 Tech Industry Trends to Watch in 2022

Fringe players take on Big Tech, governments start regulating, and AI could finally prove its worth.

Russia's Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft, carrying people to the International Space Station, blasts off at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Dec. 17, 2017.

2022 Is the Year for a Space Summit

A disturbing Russian weapons test is yet more proof that new rules are needed.

U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announces that Charles Lieber was arrested.

Fibs About Funding Aren’t Espionage, Even When China Is Involved

The U.S. Justice Department’s China Initiative has become dangerously broad.

People play video games in a game arcade in Beijing on Sept. 11.

The Geopolitics of Video Games

China has taken an increasing interest in the fast-growing market. That’s bad news for gamers.

A person looks at a Google Earth map of the Middle East at an event at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art.

Iranian Ransomware Is Coming for the United States

After a year of attacks on Israel, Iran’s hackers have another target.

An image of Bitcoin and U.S. currency is displayed on a screen in front of silhouettes of people.

Great Protocol Politics

The 21st century doesn’t belong to China, the United States, or Silicon Valley. It belongs to the internet.

Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services

Why Congress Should Regulate Cryptocurrency Now

The United States has a chance to become a standard-bearer as digital currencies expand.

Personnel at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center

Beijing’s Strategic Blueprint Is Changing as Tensions Grow

China is trying to free itself from dependence on imported technology.

A visitor looks at a three-dimensional rendering of the planet Earth while using Google Earth software on September 26, 2012 at the official opening party of the Google offices in Berlin, Germany.

Big Tech Won’t Remake the Global Order

If you had to bet on which will shape the future, the smart money would be on states over technology.

A situation room monitors traffic camera data

How the Data Revolution Will Help the World Fight Climate Change

Cities are the proving ground for potent new tools to address the crisis.

Artist's rendering of a lunar exploration base.

A Chinese-Russian Moon Base? Not So Fast.

Plans to compete with NASA’s lunar exploration project face substantial obstacles.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) listens to Dmitry Rogozin (left), the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos, as they visit the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region on Sept. 4.

Scientists Want Out of Russia

Deepening paranoia and prominent arrests are crushing morale.

Onlookers watch the launch of an Indian Space Research Organisation rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Feb. 15, 2017.

India’s Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad

In another strategic shift, Modi has opened space activities to private companies and new allies.

An employee works on mobile phone components at an Indian Lava phone manufacturer factory in Noida on August 22, 2019. (Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech

But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.

Meng Wanzhou dressed in a red dress waves as she steps out of a plane with a Chinese flag on the side of it.

Another Win for China’s Hostage Diplomacy

A yearslong diplomatic dispute between China and the West has finally ended.

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