What Will It Take to Decolonize Artificial Intelligence?
Workforce diversity, collective oversight, and day-to-day algorithm monitoring are all necessary to mitigate inherent bias.
The Future of Birth Control
Male contraceptive gels, “night-before” pills that disrupt ovulation, and the brave future of human contraception.
Assisted Suicide, on Demand
With Exit International’s new Sarco suicide pod and experimental AI, the future of assisted suicide is ripe for disruption.
The Synthetic Biology Community Builder
An interview with MIT biologist David Sun Kong—on science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Hacking Mother’s Milk
Demand from body builders, neonatal intensive care units, and Big Pharma fuels synbio substitutions for the goodness of breast milk.
Biometrics on the Rise
What your doormat, body odor, or wandering gaze can tell us that we don’t already know.
Lab Leak, Revisited
A controversial new book compiles the evidence on the origin of COVID-19 and demands more investigation.
The Real Danger of a Biological Cold War with China
Can we thwart Beijing’s drive for U.S. secrets without stifling science or harming American innovation?