The Real Story of U.S. Coal
A colorful story about the world’s largest coal mine, located in Wyoming.
Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails
Forged 12-inch spikes welded together with the meticulousness of an engineer and the intensity of a mad geometrician.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The Great Depression
This Nature special series on depression takes on the fallout, both scientific and personal, from the stigma of living with mental disorders.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
U.S. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks
A good in-depth analysis of some of the cybercrime-related challenges facing the federal government. While not surprising, it is alarming.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The Mercenaries: Ex-NSA Hackers and Their Corporate Clients Are Stretching Legal Boundaries and Shaping the Future of Cyberwar.
How a new “military Internet complex” is forming in Washington, D.C., to help the U.S. government – and maybe even corporations – attack their enemies.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
The viral AI avatar app Lensa undressed me—without my consent
My avatars were cartoonishly pornified, while my male colleagues got to be astronauts, explorers, and inventors.
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