- Basic Income: A Sellout of the American Dream
Schemes for giving everyone a guaranteed income are gaining momentum in Silicon Valley and throughout Western Europe. It’s a great idea, until you look closely.
- Ultrasound Opens the Brain to Promising Drugs
The brain’s built-in protection system also prevents potentially lifesaving drugs from getting in, but maybe not for much longer.
- Wind and Solar Will Be the Cheapest Way to Generate Power by 2040
Unfortunately, that’s not enough to win the climate-change battle.
- Apple Rolls Out Privacy-Sensitive Artificial Intelligence
Software that analyzes friends’ faces or knows what’s in your photos must be restricted because of privacy concerns, says Apple.
- A Chinese Rival Beats Uber at Its Own Game
Jean Liu explains how her ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing is besting Uber in China and why data is its biggest asset.
- Why Startups Are Struggling
Even amid the venture capital boom of the past few years, entrepreneurs are finding it harder to build big, enduring companies. What does this mean for the future of innovation?
- Can a Social-Media Algorithm Predict a Terror Attack?
Researchers unpacked how terrorists use social media, then built an algorithm that could help us predict future events.
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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