- Neuroscience’s New Toolbox
With the invention of optogenetics and other technologies, researchers can investigate the source of emotions, memory, and consciousness for the first time.
- Cracking the Brain’s Codes
How does the brain speak to itself?
- Rise of Powerful Mining Pools Forces Rethink of Bitcoin Design
Bitcoin may need to be redesigned to fix a flaw that gave one company a chance to manipulate the cryptocurrency.
- For One Baby, Life Begins with Genome Revealed
How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.
- Shining Light on Madness
Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
- Record-Breaking Solar Cell Points the Way to Cheaper Power
Panasonic reveals a design that surpasses a 20-year-old mark for solar cell efficiency.
- A Search Engine for the Era of Apps
A new kind of search engine will make it possible to search inside the apps on your phone. <
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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