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
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?
The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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