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Does chewing gum burn calories? The answer may be hard to swallow

Humans are masters of mastication.

Innovation

Scientists create fake leaves that generate a clean fuel source

All you need is sun, water, and some creativity.

Innovation

This novel technology could jump-start electric vehicle production

Researchers have proposed a more sustainable, efficient way to source sought-after lithium.

Disaster 101

Blackouts are likely this summer — here’s how to prepare

There are steps you can take to prepare yourself, and your home, for these times.

Science

Large Hadron Collider: What the Higgs boson revealed to physicists.

The elusive particle may show physicists a world beyond the Standard Model.

Science

NASA images reveal a man-made scar in the Amazon so big you can see it from space

There is proof of the Belo Monte Dam project’s impact on the Big Bend, though — from above.

Science

One solar power tweak could be the future of energy production

They could be the power plant of the future.

HORIZONS

How a salt lake in California’s desert could make the U.S. an electric car powerhouse

There’s lithium in that there water.

Science

How one architect’s radical ideas about nature changed American cities forever

Frederick Law Olmsted would have been 200 years old today — his legacy endures.

Science

Why there's still hope for stopping the worst consequences of climate change

Some transformations are widely regarded as bad, including many of those connected to climate change.

Horizons

How a sand-guzzling box could power a future city on the Moon

TerraBox’s solar power technology could solve our energy problems on and off Earth.

Horizons

Tesla Solar Roof: One year on, an owner reveals what it’s really like to live on solar

Elon Musk wants to make your roof your own mini-grid.

HORIZONS

This is when we may finally achieve fusion energy — a Holy Grail of clean power

Humanity needs to transition to clean energy. Could fusion hold the answer? This innovative means of generating electricity is essentially the opposite of nuclear fission.

HORIZONS

Welcome to HORIZONS

We’re glad you are here.

Science

Why space might solve the biggest problem with solar energy

What are the advantages and drawbacks to this technology?

Science

How the Ukraine war destroyed Germany's “bridge” to clean energy

The 'Energiewende' relies on gas as a bridge between a coal-powered past and renewable future.