One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake
How one man’s war against the phrase “comprised of” has led him to make tens of thousands of edits to Wikipedia.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Why the US Government Is Terrified of Hobbyist Drones
How the White House drone crash embodies government fears about hobbyist drones.
The Case Against Always Leaving the Toilet Seat Down
A critical look by economists at a key energy-efficiency problem.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials
Newly Discovered Networks Among Different Diseases Reveal Hidden Connections
Mining data to unveil hidden connections between diseases and new targets for therapy.
New Clues to Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers
A high percentage of sugarcane workers are affected by a fatal kidney disease. Boston University is trying to figure out why.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
What Happened When I Confronted My Cruellest Troll
In this Guardian column, writer Lindy West describes what happened when she told the world about her meanest Internet troll—and got an apology. Trigger warning for violence, rape, and explicit language.
—Kristin Majcher, special projects editor
Forget dating apps: Here’s how the net’s newest matchmakers help you find love
Fed up with apps, people looking for romance are finding inspiration on Twitter, TikTok—and even email newsletters.
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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.
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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