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Terrible people have learned to exploit the internet. Yasmin Green is fighting back.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 00:00
The Jigsaw team at Alphabet brings people who were radicalized online back from the brink, one video at a time.

How UPS delivers faster using $8 headphones and code that decides when dirty trucks get cleaned

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:19
Inside EDGE: the shipping giant’s ambitious, tech-driven bid to keep Amazon and others at bay.

Why redesigning the humble yeast could kick off the next industrial revolution

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 00:00
In the future we won’t edit genomes—we’ll just print out new ones.

“We’re in a diversity crisis”: Black in AI’s founder on what’s poisoning the algorithms in our lives

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:00
Microsoft researcher Timnit Gehru looks around the AI world and sees almost no one who looks like her. That’s a problem for all of us.

Drones that dodge obstacles without guidance can pursue you like paparazzi

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:00
A skilled autopilot function will make drones far more ubiquitous and useful.

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them.

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:00
Ethan Zuckerman on fighting social media’s echo chamber.

How nuclear weapons research revealed new climate threats

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 00:00
Lawrence Livermore Lab’s increasingly powerful climate models have sounded a stark warning for California.

Facebook’s app for kids should freak parents out

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 12:53
Messenger Kids, its first grab at the under-13 crowd, is not to be trusted. After all, you’ve seen how the company treats adults.

A new DNA test will look for 190 diseases in your newborn’s genetic code

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:00
But not all parents may want to know.

A search for insomnia genes involving 1.3 million people is the largest genetic study ever

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
The quest to understand common diseases takes on unprecedented scope.

What the Coincheck hack means for the future of blockchain security

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:05
Half a billion dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency was stolen—that’s gotten people’s attention.

The doctor responsible for gene therapy’s greatest setback is sounding a new alarm

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:27
Toxic effects seen in animals raise questions about new gene therapies for children.

A fast-evolving new botnet could take gadgets in your home to the dark side

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 00:00
Satori is built to turn routers, thermostats, and other household devices into zombies.

Faced with failing antibiotics, scientists are using killer viruses to fight superbugs

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:15
Advances in DNA sequencing and AI could make the idea a more practical treatment option.

Algorithms are making American inequality worse

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 16:13
In a new book, political scientist Virginia Eubanks says using computers to decide who gets social services hurts the poor.

Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:00
There are about as many opinions as there are experts.

China wants to make the chips that will add AI to any gadget

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 00:00
The AI boom offers Chinese chipmakers a chance to catch up after years of lagging behind.

Job of the future: Wind farmer

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 16:20
Wind energy is booming, making maintenance work on turbines one of the fastest-growing jobs in the US.

We’re about to kill a massive, accidental experiment in halting global warming

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:59
A forthcoming UN regulation will slash shipping industry pollution but may also speed up climate change.

Amazon’s Checkout-Free Grocery Store Is Opening to the Public

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:00
At Amazon Go, you grab your milk and leave. It might take some getting used to.