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
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
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.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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