The Definition of a Dictionary
Merriam-Webster considers a dictionary that lives only on the Web—a project that could give new meaning to the word “unabridged.”
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life
With social media, everyone can be infamous for 15 minutes. The New York Times checks in with some people whose minutes are up.
Tough Old Birds
The solar-weather satellite SpaceX launched this week will replace one of many important but elderly satellites, as the Economist illustrates with a handy chart.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Me, Meet Virtual Me
Not just gamers are excited about advances in virtual reality: neuroscientists and psychologists say it can help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and make people more healthy.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Photographer Imagines What It Looks Like to Run for Your Life
A New York photographer convinces 20 men to run as if their life depended on it.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
How a Russian cyberwar in Ukraine could ripple out globally
Soldiers and tanks may care about national borders. Cyber doesn't.
Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever
Funders of a deep-pocketed new "rejuvenation" startup are said to include Jeff Bezos and Yuri Milner.
Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task
The single technique for teaching neural networks multiple skills is a step towards general-purpose AI.
Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way
These biotech companies are reprogramming cells to treat baldness, but it’s still early days.
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