In Battery Revolution, a Clean Leap Forward

Revolutions often have humble beginnings. And so it is that the world’s most sophisticated battery technology—one with double the capacity of the best cells currently available—will make its debut in a vacuum cleaner.

The Weakest Link

Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and other dramatic natural disasters can leave mounds of wreckage in a matter of seconds. Rust is different.

High Voltage

When Steve LeVine told his friends he was going to spend several years writing a book about batteries, they tried to talk him out of it, insisting the project was sure to be “a tedious bore.” Luckily for him, they were dead wrong.

African Farmers Put Hope in Beer

Ugandan farmer Ephraim Opusi had managed to make ends meet growing corn on his 5-acre plot in the hilly Kumi district in eastern Uganda. But now that he cultivates white sorghum, a grain used in beer brewing, Mr.

In Sweden, Musicians Play Hot Licks on Ice Instruments

LULEA, Sweden—Charlie Sexton has toured the globe with Bob Dylan, opened for David Bowie and jammed with Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

A Vegetarian Diet Plus Fish May Be Ideal to Prevent Cancer

To prevent certain types of cancer, a vegetarian diet with some fish might be the best protection, according to a new study.

What Autopsies Can Teach

Medical mysteries lurk in every family, yet the autopsies that could reveal them have become increasingly rare.

At Startups, People Are ‘New Infrastructure’

Silicon Valley of 2015 resembles nothing so much as the beloved Busytown children’s books by Richard Scarry. I don’t mean all the construction—though there’s plenty of that—but in terms of what businesses companies are pursuing.

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.

Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as daylight saving time—at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Time will fall back to standard time again on Sunday, November 1, when DST ends.

A Better World, Run by Women

Hillary Clinton seems to be preparing to run for president, and the former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina may yet enter the race on the Republican side.


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