The Real Way Science Empowers Us
Seeing the universe as it is gives us strength rooted in humility. by Eliot Peper
How Your Phone Can Keep You from Getting Depressed
The same device that is driving you crazy could hold the keys to solving our mental health crisis.
Ancient Fables for the Neobiological Age
What “Frankenstein” and the golem tell us about the power and responsibility of science.
The End of Hangovers
Leave it to the Brits to invent a synthetic alcohol that gets you properly pickled and doesn’t make you feel poisoned.
From Molecules to Megacities: How Life Scales
Geoffrey West’s monumental book “Scale” channels math and physics to explore the limits of our biology, our companies, and our civilization. by Esther Dyson
Makers of the World, Unite
Cory Doctorow’s novel “Walkaway” envisions a future in which the jobless masses co-opt automation technologies to ensure their freedom.
“We Are All Janet”
People like Janet teach us first and foremost to live a good life, and secondly, to plan a good death.
Neurotribe Finds Promised Land
Ultra Testing shows that autism in the workplace can be a feature, not a bug.
A Genetic Algorithm Revealed My Possible Babies
Seeing a thousand of my potential progeny gave me a glimpse of new things that future parents will stress over