This Is Uber’s Playbook for Sabotaging Lyft
Amazing! Uber wasn’t pranking Lyft with cancelled calls; it was the shadow of a secretive driver recruiting effort.
—Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher
Three Things You Didn’t Know About the Arachnids That Live on Your Face
Just look at this mite that lives in our pores.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government
The man who rebooted Healthcare.gov embarks on a new mission to Silicon Valley in an effort to revive federal technology infrastructure.
Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop
We like to think of Twitter as an important source of breaking news from eyewitnesses. Sometimes it is. But in Ferguson, a lot of what’s being tweeted is wrong.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Who’s in the Office? The American Workday in One Graph
This interactive graph allows you to compare employee work days by job category.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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