The droughts in Somalia are creating the latest refugee crisis. At the same time, Western countries are clamping down on asylum claims. But a new type of city could house refugees and give them a chance to form their own economies.
Instead of simply blocking HIV from replicating, a new drug in trial stages causes it to mutate. If it works, it could eventually fully eliminate HIV in people who have the disease, freeing them from a lifetime of drugs.
The future may seem far away and out of reach, but we're already experiencing many of the benefits of technological advances that will make our cities liveable and sustainable homes. You just have to know where to look.
Using strangers for rides has yet to catch on in most places, but a bad economy and high gas prices can make almost anything palatable. Here are four startups that could start the ridesharing revolution.
Living in a city can be easy without a car: Just take the bus or train. But there are people who aren't served by public transit, and who don't have a car, creating islands of stranded people in cities across the country.
A new process for converting plants to oil can use plants that we don't also want for food, opening up new possibilities for a future where the fields with amber waves are what power our cars.