The Rehab Racket: The Way We Treat Addiction Is a Costly, Dangerous Mess
A sobering analysis of addiction health care in the U.S.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
6 Charts That Show How Wealthy Tech Execs Actually Are
Guess you know you’ve made it when your net “worth” in aggregate amounts to 50 Jay Zs plus 16 Kanyes …
NSA Bulk Surveillance Debate Gets New Heat
Should the NSA domestic surveillance section of the Patriot Act be disbanded with the upcoming Patriot Act renewal?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin
Nathaniel Popper at the New York Times explores one popular theory about the true identity of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
The covid tech that is intimately tied to China’s surveillance state
Heat-sensing cameras and face recognition systems may help fight covid-19—but they also make us complicit in the high-tech oppression of Uyghurs.
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