The DDOS attack on the American consciousness
The unrelenting, Trump-driven news cycle has overwhelmed our fragile minds
Red states will suffer the most from climate change
Conservative voters have good reason to push for climate change mitigation; too bad time is running out for them to acknowledge it.
Location tracking is here to help real estate developers get even richer
Sidewalk Labs wants to use data to make cities “better,” a process that will drive gentrification without oversight.
Google will conquer the world one charitable donation at a time
For many corporations, philanthropy is a means of investment.
If we want to stave off climate change we’re going to need nuclear reactors
Our nuclear reactors are set to expire and solar farms are trying to adjust to ecosystems they might be disrupting.
Interactive sports broadcasts will be like having a slot machine at home
At least one broadcaster is playing with a format that will eventually allow viewers to place incremental prop bets on every aspect of a game.
Why AIs aren’t as smart as you think
It’s easy for humans to identify objects, but AIs are still thrown by something as simple as a paint job.
We need a happy cry emoji
The fact that we don’t have one is sad, really.
On Instagram, Russian propaganda hides in plain sight
A new report shows rampant political manipulation on the platform.
“Graveyard shift” is even more ominous than it sounds
New research shows that disrupted sleep patterns can increase the risk for diabetes.
Giving your location to an app is almost always a bad idea
A new investigation shows how companies hide data collection.
My Nintendo DSi is a time capsule I didn’t know I made
When I powered up my old device, I was unexpectedly confronted with who I used to be.
Genetically altered babies are causing chaos in the scientific community. Are they even real?
We don't know much about CRISPR, but what we do know isn't totally inspiring.
The median medical GoFundMe fundraising goal is $50,000
For many people dealing with medical emergencies, crowdfunding is the only way to pay the bills
Facebook: not that diverse, not that inclusive
Facebook, do better.
What did we expect from Sheryl Sandberg?
Facebook’s COO has all the blind spots of a powerful businessperson.
Using refugees to train algorithms is some dystopian shit
Tech companies are interested in profit, not philanthropy.
Now even in nature there are cameras watching
Unplugging by going to the woods? Mind the surveillance cameras.
Portrait of the artist as a microbial growth
The body contains more microbes than human cells — bioartist Ani Liu wants us to think about that.
Netflix might start charging less to stream original movies you’ve never heard of
Netflix contemplates a cheaper streaming tier as Disney+ gets primed to launch.
23andme wants to toss a live grenade into your family holiday
Bringing a dna test to the dinner table probably won’t go well.
Here are the worst ways tech could mess up the election
A rundown of everything that can, and already is, going wrong.