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Drinking alcohol or taking certain medications can make us unfit to drive, but what about marijuana?

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Image shows busy road with cars emitting signals to each other to assist with self driving.

The problem could be particularly bad in rental cars.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Picture of a city intersection at night, as snow falls and cars travel along the roads.

Researchers used radar to provide new insight into how precipitation raises the chances of deadly car crashes.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

Person standing by a barbed wire fence with their back to the camera is pointing a green laser at an airplane in flight.

New proof of concept could guard against the disorienting effects of laser pointers invading the cockpit.

Chris Gorski, Editor

A new plane about the length and width of a car propels itself by electrifying air molecules to create an ionic wind.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Results from a new survey reveal cultural differences in whom participants prefer to be spared in fatal accidents.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence could help speed disaster relief by quickly mapping landslides.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Researchers examining the future of self-driving cars believe we can't expect to take our eyes off the road any time soon.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Researchers found that efforts to curtail tourism-related emissions have been outpaced by the industry's growth.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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