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
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Every year, we look for promising technologies poised to have a real impact on the world. Here are the advances that we think matter most right now.
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Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.
AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
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