The Mysterious Case of the COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory
Did the virus spring from nature or from human error?
October 12, 2021
The Moral Bankruptcy of Facebook
The whistle-blower Frances Haugen hoped that her revelations would prompt a reckoning. Instead, the company has doubled down.
October 7, 2021
Where Do Species Come From?
By studying crows, a German biologist has helped to solve a centuries-old mystery.
September 21, 2021
How Epic Games Made a Dent in Apple’s App Store Domination
In a calculated bit of legal trolling, the video-game company has landed a victory with major implications for users and developers alike.
September 17, 2021
The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books
Increasingly, books are something that libraries do not own but borrow from the corporations that do.
September 2, 2021
The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight
The F.A.A. is investigating the ship’s off-course descent.
September 1, 2021
In an Increasingly Noisy Arctic, Will Narwhals Fall Silent?
The marine mammals have been observed to stop vocalizing, hunting, and feeding after hearing underwater blasts.
August 31, 2021
The World’s Largest Computer Chip
In the race to accelerate A.I., the Silicon Valley company Cerebras has landed on an unusual strategy: go big.
August 20, 2021
Pumpers, Dumpers, and Shills: The Skycoin Saga
The cryptocurrency promised to change the world and make its users rich in the process. Then it began to fall apart.
August 18, 2021
There’s an Earthquake Coming!
The newest warning systems give users ten seconds’ notice. What can be done in that time?
August 10, 2021