Science and Technology

Syrian refugees recharge their mobile phones from an extension attached to the van of a nearby TV crew as they rest beside the highway on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece in Edirne, Turkey, on Sept. 17, 2015.

Cryptocurrency Isn’t All Bad

The blockchain holds the key to sustainable development for the world’s poorest people.

A man carries a banner during a demonstration in Ojota in Lagos, Nigeria on June 12, 2021.

Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is an Economic Disaster in the Making

A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.

An illustration picture taken in London on December 18, 2020 shows the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone with an EU flag displayed in the background.

Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe on Tech

The United States urgently wants to persuade its allies to turn away from digital autonomy.

Protesters at a demonstration against conspiracy theorists in Berlin on May 30, 2020.

UFOs Were Born Among America’s Cold War Fears

The Pentagon’s latest report is unlikely to shift an old story.

A municipal worker walks past a graffiti of a young person wearing a face mask during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Mumbai on May 4, 2020.

Science and Pseudoscience in India

Modi’s false hope in a raging pandemic.

Anti-Amazon activists gather for a rally in Fournès, France.

Big Tech and Other Multinationals Are About to Pay a Lot More in Taxes

Biden and the Europeans are close to agreement on a virtual revolution in international corporate tax policies.

Security officers record Bobi Wine.

Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship

Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.


Toward Deep Decarbonization

Transformational technologies essential to the clean energy transition.

Visitors discuss a 5G display at the India Mobile Congress in New Delhi on Oct. 25, 2018.

India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand

After last summer’s clashes with China, New Delhi may finally be ready to leave ambiguity behind—and side with the West.

A worker checks a robot in China.

China’s Overseas Tech Talent Is Torn Over Going Home

The possibilities are great, but the politics are risky.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon supply ship lifts off from the launch pad on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, on September 21, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Russian-Founded Space Start-Up Faces National Security Pressure

Momentus is raising eyebrows in Washington for its ties to Russia.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched.

Tulipmania in Space

SPACs are creating a space bubble that will eventually come crashing back to Earth along with cosmic junk launched during the current frenzy.

A man types on his smart phone in Iran.

Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.

The Huawei logo is shown on a building

Huawei Is Bad for Business

The Chinese telecommunications firm is risky for companies, not just governments.

Pedestrians walk in China.

‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities

When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about climate change issues,

Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts

Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi takes a selfie with his mobile phone after voting at a polling station in Ahmedabad, India, on April 30, 2014.

You Say ‘Coup,’ I Say ‘Koo’

India is a warning about unintended consequences for those looking to regulate Big Tech in the United States.

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