Recommended from Around the Web (Week ending October 10, 2015)
Scientists Foresee Worldwide Bleached Coral Crisis
The effects of climate change are happening faster than you probably imagine.
—Brian Bergstein, Executive Editor
Meet the Mystery Vigilantes Who Created “Malware” to Secure 10,000 Routers
Anonymous hackers who took over 100,000 routers and updated their security settings say the project was intended to “help the general public.”
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco Bureau Chief
Nobel Prize Winning Scientists Reflect on Nearly Sleeping Through the Life-Changing Call
Behind-the-scenes stories about how past Nobel laureates found out they were winners.
—Antonio Regalado, Senior Editor, Biomedicine
AgBio Giant Monsanto to Cut 12% of Its Workforce Amid Slump
The company is reporting a 19-cent loss per share in the fiscal fourth quarter, and its workforce is feeling the effect.
Scientists Break Record for Edits to a Single Genome
Researchers have edited more than 60 genes in pigs in hopes of creating a non-human source for donor organs.
Microsoft’s Very Good Day
An interesting piece on how Satya Nadella is changing Microsoft.
—Will Knight, Senior Editor, AI
The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS
An interesting counterpart to David Talbot’s story on the social-media skill of ISIS (see “Fighting ISIS Online”): a profile of a screwed-up but compelling character who’s devoted his life to the “ethically ambiguous” project of taking down pro-ISIS websites and Twitter accounts.
—Linda Lowenthal, Copy Chief
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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