Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

A View from MIT TR Editors

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending August 23, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • August 21, 2014

Seeds of Doubt
The New Yorker’s Michael Specter picks up where David Rotman left off in our January cover story and challenges the opposition to genetically modified foods.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Delivery Start-Ups Are Back Like It’s 1999
An interesting piece about the business models, or lack thereof, behind the latest rash of product-delivery apps and services.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life
A worthwhile read on some potential pitfalls of an elite education.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

How Much Should You Know About How Facebook Works?
A coauthor of the Facebook study that attempted—successfully—to manipulate the emotions of users argues that it is impossible for people to expect informed consent about such experiments.
Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT

Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster
These spiders are living it up in Sydney, Australia.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

Look at What Two Years on Mars Did to the Curiosity Rover
I like the use of the image sliders that the Verge is experimenting with here.
Joyce Chen, director of communications, MIT enterprise forum global

Twitter: From Free Speech Champion to Selective Censor?
In the wake of the release of a horrific video from Iraq, Twitter once again blurred the line between platform and publisher.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

A Place Beyond Words: The Literature of Alzheimer’s
How fiction writers struggle to capture the experience of dementia.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief

Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley
Do you have to be an asshole to change the world?
—Linda Lowenthal

Tech Obsessive?
Become an Insider to get the story behind the story — and before anyone else.

Subscribe today

Uh oh–you've read all of your free articles for this month.

Insider Premium
$179.95/yr US PRICE

More from Connectivity

What it means to be constantly connected with each other and vast sources of information.

Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe and become an Insider.
  • Insider Plus {! insider.prices.plus !}* Best Value

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Everything included in Insider Basic, plus the digital magazine, extensive archive, ad-free web experience, and discounts to partner offerings and MIT Technology Review events.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website

    The Download: our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation

    Bimonthly print magazine (6 issues per year)

    Bimonthly digital/PDF edition

    Access to the magazine PDF archive—thousands of articles going back to 1899 at your fingertips

    Special interest publications

    Discount to MIT Technology Review events

    Special discounts to select partner offerings

    Ad-free web experience

  • Insider Basic {! insider.prices.basic !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six issues of our award winning print magazine, unlimited online access plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website

    The Download: our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation

    Bimonthly print magazine (6 issues per year)

  • Insider Online Only {! insider.prices.online !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Unlimited online access including articles and video, plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    What's Included

    Unlimited 24/7 access to MIT Technology Review’s website

    The Download: our daily newsletter of what's important in technology and innovation

/
You've read all of your free articles this month. This is your last free article this month. You've read of free articles this month. or  for unlimited online access.