The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt: Defending the Drama
Great take on why we should worry about uncertainty in climate models.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, energy
New York Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture
An interesting look behind the scenes at the New York Times, which like many outlets has had its struggles adapting to the fast-changing digital journalism landscape.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Russia Is Kicking NASA Out of the International Space Station in 2020
Vox explains how a strained geopolitical relationship is spilling over into space.
Yes, Your Internet Is Getting Slower
And, according to Slate, that’s just how your ISP likes it.
U.S. Mines Personal Health Data to Find the Vulnerable in Emergencies
The New York Times reports on an experiment by New Orleans’ city government to use electronic health records to identify people who will need special care, such as extra oxygen tanks or back-up batteries for medical equipment, during an emergency. Some worry the program breaches patient privacy.
—Susan Young Rojahn, biomedicine editor
Object of Interest: The Twice-Forbidden Fruit
What kind of doctor will this apple keep away?
—J. Juniper Friedman
Immediacy vs. Importance: The Tension Underlying How the NYTimes.com Homepage Gets Made
An excerpt from Nikki Usher’s new book, Making News at The New York Times, “documents how some of digital news’ most important real estate gets allocated.”
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Poetic Nanotech Poster Eats Air Pollution
Clean lines for clean air in England.
—Colby Wheeler, manager of information technology
The miracle molecule that could treat brain injuries and boost your fading memory
Discovered more than a decade ago, a remarkable compound shows promise in treating everything from Alzheimer’s to brain injuries—and it just might improve your cognitive abilities.
This scientist now believes covid started in Wuhan’s wet market. Here’s why.
How a veteran virologist found fresh evidence to back up the theory that covid jumped from animals to humans in a notorious Chinese market—rather than emerged from a lab leak.
The US crackdown on Chinese economic espionage is a mess. We have the data to show it.
The US government’s China Initiative sought to protect national security. In the most comprehensive analysis of cases to date, MIT Technology Review reveals how far it has strayed from its goals.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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