Can I Post a Photo of a Bad Driver?
On the ethics of “digilantism.”
Thanks to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, We’re All Gamers Now
A nice piece about the legacy of the games industry pioneer who sadly passed away this month.
When Your Manicure Comes Alive
Is the world ready for 3-D-printed fingernails?
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
How Spyware Peddler Hacking Team Was Publicly Dismantled
How the secrets of a company that sells hacking and surveillance tools to disreputable governments were spilled when it became a hacking victim itself.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
Mapping Every Single Job in the U.S.
A visual documentation of America’s employment according to race.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The Women Who Rule Pluto
The way I learned the planetary mnemonic was: “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas”—not my very energetic, or enthusiastic, or emphatic mother, which is how it sometimes goes. By that same token, I was thrilled to learn that more women than ever played a crucial role in this NASA mission.
—Julia Sklar, intern
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Every year, we look for promising technologies poised to have a real impact on the world. Here are the advances that we think matter most right now.
The worst technology failures of 2023
The Titan submersible, lab-grown chicken, and GM’s wayward Cruise robotaxis made our annual list of the worst in tech.
AI for everything: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT reached mass adoption in record time, and reset the course of an entire industry.
Scientists are finding signals of long covid in blood. They could lead to new treatments.
Faults in a certain part of the immune system might be at the root of some long covid cases, new research suggests.
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