As perplexing to diagnose as it is to treat, acute flaccid myelitis may foreshadow whether our surveillance systems could uncover a severe epidemic.
For all its faults, the internet compares favorably to earlier generations of TV and radio.
We have an insatiable demand for the universe's physical resources, but we thrive most on the intangibles we've created together on our home planet.
He Jiankui was broadly condemned for editing the DNA of twins. But more widely used forms of gene editing, like IVF, perpetuate inequality by design.
Expanding the search algorithm beyond absolute areas like store hours, locations, and historical facts shifted a system designed to create order into chaos.
With each new device, we open up a legal conversation about privacy standards. Google Glass was a rare example of people pushing back.
Citizen collection of radiation information after Fukushima and of air quality information after California's wildfires should serve as a model.
A breathless meal of scallops and feminist bona fides exposed her vulnerability: No one, not even Sandberg, has what it takes to tame Facebook.
We live in a liminal age of cancer and precision medicine: Despite all the advances science has made, we still know very little and often can do less.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a boon to telecom companies like Spectrum Cable and Comcast, which want the freedom to choose what "speeches" they carry.
Facebook execs assured employees that the cash-rich business of amassing users was a moral imperative. To survive, the company must revise its mission.
People who speak languages missing from Google Translate, Siri, and Wikipedia will face future crises—leaving aid organizations scrambling.
Better drugs and easily accessible clinics had stemmed the spread of diseases like gonorrhea and syphilis. Now, a perfect storm is tearing this system apart.
In Germany and the US, centrist parties cut social services, lowered taxes, and privatized connectivity, which fueled inequality and far-right fervor.
The US Senate contest between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke drew most of the headlines, but the real story was how voters hit the gerrymandering wall.
The buck-toothed rodents have long taken the lead in forging civilization's path forward.
Published in Ms. magazine, "The Tyranny of Structurelessness" observes that organizations built to avoid hierarchy develop leaders with pernicious power.