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
My Prescribed Life
A young woman’s story explores the way prolonged use of antidepressants affect one’s personality and sense of self.
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
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
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