To troll effectively, Colonel Gant, you must think in Russian!
Quinn Norton was hired by the paper of record to write about “the power, culture and consequences of technology.” Then those consequences kicked in.
Figuring out the Mississippi’s hydrodynamics matters so much that Louisiana has dropped $18 million on a 10,800-square-foot model of Big Muddy’s sinuous meanders.
South Korean Olympics officials are dealing with an outbreak of norovirus among security personnel. If it spread to athletes, it could be very, very bad.
California State Senator Scott Wiener is pushing a bill that would rejigger zoning laws—and fight climate change, reduce traffic, and build a new urban future
Even if they roboticists solve the privacy and security problems of droid sex, society is going to have to answer a very hard question: Can you consent to sex with a robot? Can it consent to having sex with you?
How the impossible, sprawling, everlasting universe came to be.
For a decade, the government has been working on a revision for grant applications. It’s finally done. It’s ethical, sensible, and a big enough pain that it might actually hurt science.
Facebook plans to poll users on the news sources they trust. The same users who are prone to spreading false stories and extreme content.
The answers to impolite but salient questions about personal health aren’t, it turns out, straightforward—for anyone, not just a president.