Sci and Tech

Goodman believes security should be automatic.

The Internet of Things is a hacker’s world and, for now, we’re just living in it. Former Interpol advisor and FBI Futurist Marc Goodman tells us how to protect ourselves. Read More...

All your medications, straight to your doorstep.

PillPack CEO TJ Parker may have grown up in his dad’s pharmacy, but the company he co-founded mostly exists online. Read More...

Take a peek inside your prescription.

Bob Bean, president and CEO of genetic testing company Harmonyx, explains why modern medicine is about to get a little more personal. Read More...

The end of consumerism might save the planet.

Can anything get between Americans and our passion for shopping? Global warming might, whether we like it or not. Environmentalist Paul Gilding says that climate change will force us to re-think buying yet another big-screen TV. Read More...

We're all modern test subjects.

Companies like Facebook and Amazon are using our data to run all kinds of tests. Professors Michelle Meyer and Chris Chabris explain why we should be thanking them. Read More...

VR goggles: coming to a store near you.

Virtual Reality isn’t just for video games. Second Life founder Philip Rosedale thinks VR can change everything, from business travel to biology class. Read More...

Carl Sagan was a pioneer celebrity scientist.

Move over, Britney – there’s a new kind of celebrity in town. American University's Declan Fahy explains the rise of the celebrity scientist, and why they're important to all of us. Read More...

Robots are getting emotional.

In science-fiction, you’ll encounter a lot of computers that can feel... HAL 9000, Deckard, WALL-E. But what about computers that can really sense your emotions? MIT Professor Rosalind Picard takes a look at this artificial-feeling future. Read More...

A rainbow of credit cards.

Are you paying the same price for a pair of sunglasses on Amazon as your friend? Maybe not. Dan Mongan tells us how companies are using big data to take as much of our money as possible. Read More...

A large pile of generic pills.

What's in a name (brand)? Professor Jeremy Greene takes a look at the complex history of “generic” medicine, and its impact on modern health care. Read More...

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