Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending April 11, 2015)
Let’s Hit ‘Pause’ Before Altering Humankind
Uh oh, WSJ editorial page.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine
Baby Genes to Be Mapped at Birth in Medical First
“Could genome sequencing newborns give valuable insight or do harm?”
The link between fracking and earthquakes.
—Brian Bergstein, deputy editor
Apple Watch Review: A Day in the Life
A week of wearing the Apple Watch shows it can help you spend less time checking your phone – but suffers from sluggishness.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Materials Science: The Hole Story
Metal-organic frameworks—promising materials for gas storage, separation, and catalysis—are finally nearing commercial relevance.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Amy Robinson Is Her Own Best Laboratory
Amy Robinson, executive director of EyeWire, is also known to have rebuilt TEDx Music Project.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union
An incisive history lesson on the intersection of ideology and technology in the mid-20th-century USSR.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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