The Crazy Economics of the Wind Industry in Two Charts
Making sense out of the massive influx of wind power—or occasional lack thereof.
—Timothy Maher, managing editor
The Guitarist with 78 Fingers
Ben Johnson talks with musicians about technology – how it’s changed the way they write, perform, and even think about what music actually is.
—David Sweeney, marketing communications manager
What Is Alibaba and Why Is It About to Become the Biggest IPO in Years?
A good rundown of the basic facts surrounding the U.S. IPO of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Never Say Die
Fascinating research from reptuable scientists’ efforts to find ways to forestall aging and death.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Newsweek’s deep dive into how venture capital plays out in the gender dynamics of entrepreneurship.
40 Maps That Explain the Middle East
A brief history of the Middle East encapsulated in great infographic maps.
Nadella’s Bid to Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn’t Dare
Forbes profiles new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and explains his bet on cloud computing.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business
Apple on Medical Tech Hiring Spree, a Possible Hint of iWatch Plans
Nice Reuters sleuthing on Apple’s plans for medical gizmos. Signal processing very hot.
Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient
Ever since the mid-19th century, the case of a man who survived 12 years after an iron bar blasted through his skull has been a mirror for changing theories about the brain.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
The Biggest Questions: What is death?
New neuroscience is challenging our understanding of the dying process—bringing opportunities for the living.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
How to fix the internet
If we want online discourse to improve, we need to move beyond the big platforms.
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