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Forget Viruses or Spyware—Your Biggest Cyberthreat Is Greedy Cryptocurrency Miners

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:44
Software that hijacks your computer to mine has become the most popular malware on the planet.

A Cheap and Easy Blood Test Could Catch Cancer Early

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:00
50,000 healthy people will be screened in an effort to detect hidden tumors.

Bitcoin and Ethereum Have a Hidden Power Structure, and It’s Just Been Revealed

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:55
Close examination reveals how power is being consolidated across their networks.

Slack Hopes Its AI Will Keep You from Hating Slack

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:00
The fastest-growing business app is relying on machine-learning tricks to fend off a deluge of messages—as well as competition from Facebook and Microsoft.

And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 00:00
I rode in a bunch of autonomous cars so you don’t have to.

No, Ripple Isn’t the Next Bitcoin

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:59
The company’s cryptocurrency has also seen an incredible run-up in value, but investors may have gotten the wrong idea.

Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone Apps

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:00
Researchers have found worrying security holes in apps companies use to control industrial processes.

Meet the Woman Using CRISPR to Breed All-Male “Terminator Cattle”

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:00
Gene editing can change an animal’s sex.

Google and Others Are Building AI Systems That Doubt Themselves

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:00
AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.

500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:00
Six drug firms are paying to sequence the DNA in the UK Biobank.

Drug Companies Bet on UK Gene Database

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:00
The world’s most important genetic and health database.

The Best Baby Gadgets of 2017 Were All Built by First-Time Parents

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:14
Entrepreneurial parents are reinventing the baby bottle, sleep monitor, and breast pump.

The Year Robots Backflipped Their Way into Our Hearts

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 00:00
Robots may take over, but they’ll look cool doing it.

The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 00:00
Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

Net Neutrality’s Dead. The Battle to Resurrect It Is Just Beginning.

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 00:00
Federal and state legislators are already developing plans to stop Internet providers from dictating what you can see online.

Six Cyber Threats to Really Worry About in 2018

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 00:00
From AI-powered hacking to tampering with voting systems, here are some of the big risks on our radar screen.

The Biggest Technology Failures of 2017

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:00
This year, social media threatened the planet, homemade CRISPR injections went viral, and a security robot drowned itself. Meet the technologies that we wish we hadn’t.

Best Online Classes for Job Skills

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
Codecademy, Coursera, edX, and Udacity reveal their most popular courses of 2017 and what they think will trend in 2018.

Our Best Stories of 2017

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:00
Our staff pick their favorites.

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 00:00
High-voltage direct-current transmission lines hold the key to slashing greenhouse gases.