Skip to Content

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.
—Tom Simonite

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.
—Kevin Bullis

R U There?
Why text messaging is proving a valuable means of counseling, especially among vulnerable teenagers.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

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

Bright Lights, Big Cities
A simple and cool interactive from the Economist illustrates the rise of “megacities” since 1950 and projects the growth of cities until 2030.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

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

Keep Reading

Most Popular

conceptual illustration of a heart with an arrow going in on one side and a cursor coming out on the other
conceptual illustration of a heart with an arrow going in on one side and a cursor coming out on the other

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.

computation concept
computation concept

How AI is reinventing what computers are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.

still from Embodied Intelligence video
still from Embodied Intelligence video

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.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.