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
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
How to befriend a crow
I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.
Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not
Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.
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