Sci and Tech

Precision engineering makes the modern world go round. We talk to author Simon Winchester about why that wasn’t always the case. Read More...

There are four million referrals to child welfare services in America every year. How should cities and states decide which ones to respond to? Read More...

You would think that every single treatment you’re given at the hospital or doctor’s office is rooted in strong evidence, right? Not necessarily. Read More...

What’s the purpose of funding basic research with no obvious application? Robbert Dijkgraaf says it can lead to incredibly useful scientific advancements. Read More...

What are the political, ethical, and personal ramifications of scientists using their talents to create weapons of war? Read More...

In 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov seemed invincible. But after playing the IBM computer Deep Blue, everything changed. Read More...

We may be moving baby-making from the bedroom to the lab. Hank Greely walks us through the future of reproduction. Read More...

Where do fringe ideas come from? It turns out these “unpopular” positions might have been here all along - and may actually be pretty popular. Read More...

Inventor Percy Spencer originally worked on radars for Raytheon, but his discovery – and subsequent experiments – produced a household appliance that changed the way we consume food. Read More...

It’s impossible to imagine the modern world without code. But according to Philip Auerswald, we might all be coders - without even realizing it. Read More...

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