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This Article Was Written with the Help of a ‘Cyber’ Machine
The prefix “cyber” is sorely overused, but what’s the alternative?
Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports

Life after Death
The story of an African village devastated by Ebola.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

My Prescribed Life
A young woman’s story explores the way prolonged use of antidepressants affect one’s personality and sense of self.
—Will Knight

Topher White: Repurposing Cellphones to Defend the Rain Forest
Take old cell phones, outfit them with solar power, and voilà: you have a network that can detect illegal activity in a forest.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

How Many Slaves Work for You?
Beautiful UXD on this quiz and interactive feature, which projects individual consumer culpability in human slavery, or “trafficked” labor. I learned, dispiritingly, that I probably have dozens of slaves working for me.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web Producer

The DIY Robots That Ride Camels and Fight for Human Rights
Robots are built to help prevent young children from being forced to race camels, but what about the camels’ rights?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

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