50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists
Buzzfeed just got $50 million more in venture funding. What types of new publishing technologies and content types might we see as a result?
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The Most Wanted Man in the World
A revealing interview with Edward Snowden that is beautifully designed. A great lunchtime long read by Wired.
—Colin Jaworski, assistant art director
How to Make Battery Power More Powerful
Popular Mechanics nicely told a battery startup’s story in human terms.
Top 10 Reasons Drones Are Disruptive
Worth reading, especially drones/balloons=surveillance
What the Ivies Can Learn from Wellesley
Average grade at Harvard was a C-plus in 1950. Now? An A-minus. How to fix grade inflation.
Meet Botlr: World’s First Robot Bellhop Being Trialed at Silicon Valley Hotel
Say ‘Allo ‘Allo to ALO - bellhop in training (for night porter)?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics
An interesting piece on the challenges involved in developing ethical guidelines to studies of Internet users.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup
How a cofounder of Flickr set out to make an online game and accidentally created a workplace communication tool luring customers with the promise that it can kill internal eimail.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
A Brazilian Wunderkind Who Calms Chaos
Meet the Brazilian chaos theory wunderkind who just won the “Nobel” of mathematics and has his best ideas whilst knee deep in water on Rio’s beaches and wandering the streets of Paris.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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