Sci & Tech

Science gave us penicillin, space travel, and computers. But, it also gave us TNT, guns, and heroin. Paul Offit tells us about when science goes wrong. Read more....

Unlike in music, science has few one-hit wonders. We talk with professor Laszlo Barabasi about how age and skill figure into scientific discoveries. Read more....

Brewster Kahle isn’t just a librarian, he’s the internet’s librarian. And it turns out, that’s a really important job. Read more....

What made America great? Well, according to author Robert Kaplan is has a lot to do with our landscape. Read more....

Winter can be the hardest time of the year to stay in shape: The cold keeps us inside, warm and sedentary. But now that the holidays have passed, many Americans are looking to lose a few pounds in preparation for beach weather. Read more....

Darkness

The journey from the surface web to the dark web is easier than you might think. Rosa Bransky joins us to talk about what’s happening in the worst corners of the internet, and how to stop it. Read more...

Will these robots be evil?

The robots are coming. But before they do, we’ll need to give them our morals. Queena Kim reports on why “moral philosophy” will mean big business in the tech world. Read More...

A baby.

A new domain of genetics has made it easier to modify our genes. Read More...

A computer.

It might seem like math doesn’t discriminate, but Seeta Peña Gangadharan explains how the algorithms that companies use can strengthen the biases that are already present in society. Read More...

An imagining of a black hole.

Amanda Gefter used to think science was boring. That was before she debated the meaning of nothing in a Chinese restaurant and snuck into a physics conference with her dad. Gefter reflects on her unusual journey towards writing about science. Read More...

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