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Science Tools Anyone Can Afford
Why Manu Prakash, inventor of the origami microscope, is driven to make science inexpensive.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
You Might Also Like This Story About Weaponized Clickbait
You won’t believe why even seemingly reputable sites surround their stories with those trashy links! Actually, you probably will.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
Video Games That Embrace Irony and Death
In praise of video games that don’t let a character die multiple times.
—Brian Bergstein, deputy editor
If a Bubble Bursts in Palo Alto, Does It Make a Sound?
An interesting essay on the tech-company bubble and what would happen should it burst.
—Will Knight, news and analysis editor
Art, Technology, & Motorcycle
Robots are now drawing.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
21 Social Media Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
A quick and useful cheat sheet for getting more utility out of some popular social platforms.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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