Articles by

Chris Baraniuk

Europe Is Bracing for (Another) Devastating Drought

The drought in parts of France is so bad right now that some authorities have banned new...

No One Knows If Decades-Old Nukes Would Actually Work

Flattened cities, millions of people burnt to death, and yet more tortured by radioactive fallout. That harrowing...

It’s Getting Too Hot to Make Snow

Ted Shepherd, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in the UK, knows what it’s like...

How Airports Catch Illicit Radioactive Cargo

Arktis’ detectors can also be installed in doorways or used in luggage-handling locations. They work entirely passively...

‘Gold Hydrogen’ Is an Untapped Resource in Depleted Oil Wells

Capturing or otherwise neutralizing the CO2 must be done safely, says Stephen Wallace, who runs a microbiology...

Truffles Are Becoming Even More Expensive. Blame Climate Change

“The biggest finding that we had was that truffles were responding to these hot and dry summers,”...

Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

The unborn baby was in trouble. Its mother’s doctors, at a UK hospital, knew there was something...

To Fight Severe Drought, China Is Turning to Technology

“You could actually exacerbate the drought situation,” says Gabriel Collins at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public...