If You Want to Keep Talent Out of China, Invest at Home
Retaining the U.S. advantage needs funding, not xenophobia.
Big Brother Turns Its Eye on Refugees
Biometrics have crept into humanitarian aid, but the systems may disadvantage women who need help most.
The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover
To preserve the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the United States can’t let China get ahead on cryptocurrency.
China Isn’t the Only Problem With 5G
The network has plenty of other security weaknesses, including ones the United States doesn’t want to fix since they help its own surveillance efforts.
The U.S.-Chinese Trade War Just Entered Phase 2
Its next chapter will be fought through export and import controls, investment restrictions, and sanctions—and the United States should prepare itself now.
The United States Needs a Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
Without one, it risks missing out on all the technology’s benefits—and falling behind rivals such as China.
Artificial Intelligence Isn’t an Arms Race
And by treating it like one, the United States could miss out on its real potential.
The True Story of the Genetically Modified Superfood That Almost Saved Millions
The imperiled birth—and slow decline—of Golden Rice.
China Could Be the Big Winner of Saudi Arabia’s Race to Become a Tech Hub
Beijing is a natural partner to fast and cheap development, but Riyadh should be wary of alienating its allies.
Here’s How the United States Can Keep Its Technological Edge
Washington needs to do more to foster and protect the country’s innovation ecosystem.
China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence
The Chinese are massively investing in AI research and tech, while the Trump administration is cutting federal programs wholesale.
How the White House Lost Its Brains
Failing to appoint scientific advisors to the president is putting national security at risk.
Innovations: How to Live Like Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’
A super-powered micro-animal, a hacker-proof grid, and more.
Microsoft Wins Closely Watched Email Privacy Case Over Feds
Federal agents can't get access to emails stored overseas, court rules.
Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas
A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.
The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.
The Brainbelt Awakening
It’s time to stop championing the "lonely heroes" of innovation like Apple, Google, and Amazon and rally around the ingenuity of the world’s waning industrial communities.
From Gender Biases to Extreme Parenting: The Top Questions Women Working in STEM are Sick of Hearing
2015 Global Thinkers Zainab Ghadiyali, Erin Summers, and Nina Tandon debate the meaning—and reach—of diversity in the sciences.