The Secret of These New Veggie Burgers: Plant Blood
(Note: this story is paywalled)
A clever approach to fake meat.
—Brian Bergstein, deputy editor
The Planning Machine
Evgeny Morozov sees a connection between today’s big data obsessions and a failed cybernetics project in Socialist Chile.
The NSA and Me
This piece by the legendary James Bamford, about the NSA’s threats to prosecute him in the 1980s, is incredible.
NASA Is Getting Serious About Space Hibernation
Who among us is ready for a big, fat 180-day nap?
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Ebola Outbreak Could Cost West African Economy $32.6bn, World Bank Warns
The threat of Ebola has jumped to a new level with the risk of further economic depression in West Africa.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Why Some Drone Makers Hate the Word ‘Drone’ and Want to Change It
Makers of those flying robots we’ve been hearing so much about have had enough of that word.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor