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The world was a different place when the 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. Imagine how social media would fuel—and befoul—the reaction to a similar event today.


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Many areas of technology—from pacemakers to space missions—deliberately create controlled amounts of uncertainty to make devices and processes work better.


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Get yourself a heat shield, and throw the parcel really hard—backward.


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Ryan Taft didn’t know that he would become one of the world’s leading experts in diagnosing rare genetic diseases. Then he met Stephen Damiani.


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Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground marketplace just a microcosm of our colonial past?


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The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.


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The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.


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Harry Potter–loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream.


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A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation.


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Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.


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Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the web’s cesspool and his attempt at redemption.


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It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score.


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Researchers didn’t know if it would work, but they had little to lose when they tried a new drug known as a CAR-T—a living cell reprogrammed to recognize and kill leukemia—on a dying 6-year-old.


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Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process.


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Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has invested a fortune to help SETI find the source of cosmic flashes that emit the energy of 500 million suns.


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Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.


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More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?


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The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has led down many rabbit holes. I went down another: the case of global criminal mastermind Paul LeRoux.


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China's Bitmain said it would build the world's largest bitcoin mine in Rockdale, Texas. Then the price of bitcoin plunged, taking with it the town's hopes for a revival.


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Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Coffee fame is sharing his high-tech workout secrets with the public at workout facilities called Upgrade Labs.


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The world was a different place when the 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. Imagine how social media would fuel—and befoul—the reaction to a similar event today.


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Many areas of technology—from pacemakers to space missions—deliberately create controlled amounts of uncertainty to make devices and processes work better.


(go to external source)

oops

Get yourself a heat shield, and throw the parcel really hard—backward.


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Ryan Taft didn’t know that he would become one of the world’s leading experts in diagnosing rare genetic diseases. Then he met Stephen Damiani.


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Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground marketplace just a microcosm of our colonial past?


(go to external source)

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The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.


(go to external source)

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The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.


(go to external source)

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Harry Potter–loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream.


(go to external source)

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A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation.


(go to external source)

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Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.


(go to external source)

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Fredrick Brennan is appalled by the notorious chat site’s links to right-wing extremism and mass shootings. Inside his tortured journey through the web’s cesspool and his attempt at redemption.


(go to external source)

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It occupies a spot next to 'Black Mirror' and Big Brother in popular imagination, but China’s social credit project is far more complicated than a single, all-powerful numerical score.


(go to external source)

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Researchers didn’t know if it would work, but they had little to lose when they tried a new drug known as a CAR-T—a living cell reprogrammed to recognize and kill leukemia—on a dying 6-year-old.


(go to external source)

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Science and technology are about to revolutionize cannabis, but longtime players fear they’ll get snuffed out in the process.


(go to external source)

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Russian billionaire Yuri Milner has invested a fortune to help SETI find the source of cosmic flashes that emit the energy of 500 million suns.


(go to external source)

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Director Jon Favreau shot the remake of the animated classic inside virtual reality. He doesn't know what to call the result, but it looks like a real movie.


(go to external source)

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More than half a million Chinese kids take virtual English classes on VIPKid. What can the platform do to keep them safe in their own homes?


(go to external source)

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The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has led down many rabbit holes. I went down another: the case of global criminal mastermind Paul LeRoux.


(go to external source)

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China's Bitmain said it would build the world's largest bitcoin mine in Rockdale, Texas. Then the price of bitcoin plunged, taking with it the town's hopes for a revival.


(go to external source)

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Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Coffee fame is sharing his high-tech workout secrets with the public at workout facilities called Upgrade Labs.


(go to external source)

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The world was a different place when the 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. Imagine how social media would fuel—and befoul—the reaction to a similar event today.


(go to external source)

oops

Many areas of technology—from pacemakers to space missions—deliberately create controlled amounts of uncertainty to make devices and processes work better.


(go to external source)

oops

Get yourself a heat shield, and throw the parcel really hard—backward.


(go to external source)

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Ryan Taft didn’t know that he would become one of the world’s leading experts in diagnosing rare genetic diseases. Then he met Stephen Damiani.


(go to external source)

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Users quietly buy and sell human skulls, decorated and sold by macabre enthusiasts. Is the underground marketplace just a microcosm of our colonial past?


(go to external source)

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The 25-year-old painter says his works are a message from the cosmos that we need to get our act together.


(go to external source)

oops

The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.


(go to external source)

oops

Harry Potter–loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream.


(go to external source)

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A political consultant crosses paths with Konstantin Kilimnik, Paul Manafort, and Cambridge Analytica, then becomes part of the Russia investigation.


(go to external source)

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Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.


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