Hot Startup Theranos Has Struggled with Its Blood-Test Technology
An investigative report by the Wall Street Journal questioning Theranos’s technology.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, biomedicine
Four Reasons Drugs Are Expensive, of Which Two Are False
Forbes explores why drugs are so expensive.
Alzheimer’s Research Effort Is Ensnared in Legal Dispute
What happens when one university lifts a research team from another.
The Soul of the Human Machine
A commonsense way of thinking about the future of AI.
If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy
The cover story in this month’s Atlantic gets all twitchy about the extent to which we let ourselves be tracked and quantified nowadays.
—Will Knight, senior editor, AI
An amusing and oddly revealing meeting between Apple cofounder Steve (“Woz”) Wozniak and Seth Rogen, who plays him in a new film.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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