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Business Impact

Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style

A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.

Rewriting Life

US military wants to know what synthetic-biology weapons could look like

Re-created viruses, toxic bacteria top new ranking of risks.

Connectivity

It’s time to rein in the data barons

Facebook, Amazon, and Google will resist attempts to restrain their market power. But for the sake of our collective prosperity and our personal privacy, it’s a fight we can’t afford to lose.

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Humans versus machines: Chopin edition 02:06

Teaching systems to dance 01:44

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Robots as nurses' assistants 00:36

Communicating with robots 01:35

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CRISPR Decoded 02:22

Your two-minute guide to understanding how the revolutionary gene-editing technology works.

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