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The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking

Answers without theory, found and deployed in different areas, can complicate one another in unpredictable ways, Jonathan Zittrain writes.
07/23 3386

Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

For a century, we’ve loved our cars, but they haven’t loved us back, Nathan Heller writes.
07/22 5239

How Cyber Weapons Are Changing the Landscape of Modern Warfare

Sue Halpern on the U.S. military’s Cyber Command unit and its response to recent attacks, attributed to Iran, on oil tankers and a U.S. military drone.
07/18 320

What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software

Anna Wiener writes about the tech company Superhuman, the controversy over its read statuses feature, and questions of ethics in Silicon Valley.
07/17 1497

The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies

New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes. But can we afford them?
07/15 1354

The Causes and Consequences of Berlin’s Rapid Gentrification

Elisabeth Zerofsky reports on gentrification in Berlin and changes to its housing and living costs relative to New York, Paris, London, and other globalized cities.
07/12 506

Trump’s Very Big, Very Important White House Social-Media Summit

Andrew Marantz writes about President Donald Trump’s social-media summit at the White House, which includes politicians and right-wing meme-makers who are popular on MAGA Twitter.
07/11 114

The Case for Declaring a National Climate Emergency

Carolyn Kormann writes on a resolution—put forward by Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Earl Blumenauer, to Congress—declaring a national climate emergency.
07/11 199

Three Key Questions About Trump and the Economy

John Cassidy writes about the ways in which economic news could shape President Donald Trump’s reëlection prospects in 2020.
07/09 165

The Persuasive Power of the Wolf Lady

Ingfei Chen reports on the conservationist Karin Vardaman, who has had to change many minds to bridge the divide between wolf-lovers and ranchers.
07/09 225