The Rise of Africa’s Super Vegetables
African farmers and researchers are rediscovering the continent’s native vegetable crops, many of which are hardier and healthier than plants such as kale that displaced them around a century ago.
Researchers Discover First Sensor of Earth’s Magnetic Field in an Animal
Interesting piece on how the magnetic field was discovered in C. elegans worms.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Emoji Passwords Could Be Coming Your Way. Is That A Good Thing?
Emojis may be cute, but will they make for secure passwords?
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
This Plane Runs on Sun and Is About to Smash Some Records
What it’s like to fly over the Pacific with no fuel.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
Virtual Reality Headsets, Gaining Scrutiny at E3 This Week, Raise Very Real Concerns
A good look at several of the issues that need to be addressed with virtual-reality headsets.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
People Are Finally Talking About the Thing Nobody Wants to Talk About
Companies and nonprofits are finally inventing solutions to a global health issue that keeps many girls in developing countries out of school every month: menstrual hygiene.
—Anna Nowogrodzki, intern
The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images
Google Brain has revealed its own image-making AI, called Imagen. But don't expect to see anything that isn't wholesome.
The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it
Some worry that the chatter about these tools is doing the whole field a disservice.
The walls are closing in on Clearview AI
The controversial face recognition company was just fined $10 million for scraping UK faces from the web. That might not be the end of it.
This horse-riding astronaut is a milestone in AI’s journey to make sense of the world
OpenAI’s latest picture-making AI is amazing—but raises questions about what we mean by intelligence.
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