The plan was first proposed by Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution.
Some people have an extraordinarily sensitive nose, but is this something they are born with or can you learn to have this fragrant “superpower”?
Percentage of registered U.S. voters who said in 2016 they would consider moving to Canada if Donald Trump were elected
Autism screening in toddlers likely results in a huge number of false positives.
Many of the two dozen streamers, managers, and lawyers WIRED spoke with described rampant exploitation they've seen or experienced in the booming business.
Sept. 14 is the the Feast of the Holy Cross celebrated by many Catholics and some Christians. A scholar revisits the history of the cross, how it became a symbol of divine love, but also of violence.
Here’s the paradox of articulation: are you excavating existing ideas, or do your thoughts come into being as you speak?
While runaway cars and vengeful stitched-together humans may be the stuff of science fiction, technology really can take revenge on us. Seeing technology as part of a complex system can help us...
Hundreds of emails offer a rare look at the meat industry’s influence and access to the highest levels of government. The draft was submitted a week before Trump’s executive order, which bore...
Thanks to the brilliance of these four computer programmers we can play Solitaire on our computers, discover Easter eggs in video games, write emails and res...
We need to understand that research done via YouTube is not “your own research”. It’s an algorithm at play that handcuffs us to our worst cognitive biases
Franz Baumann & Christopher Ankersen
The oldest press found in the country was used by ancient Phoenicians to manufacture vintages once adored around the Mediterranean.
A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew about specific examples of global political manipulation — and failed to act.
Some people don’t have credit or debit cards, so a growing number of state and local governments are requiring businesses to accept cash.
Fire burning in the wetlands of west-central Brazil is threatening one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.
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The exemplary career of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen demonstrates how talent can indeed run in the family. An individual who looked to the future, and often sky, with his bold...
The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.
Modified animals could improve sustainable meat production, but safety and ethical issues remain.
Top economists including Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and Mark Zandi offer predictions on the future of globalization. Jim O'Neill does not expect companies...
Using federal grants, cities are contracting with companies that hack smartphones and detect gunshots.
The joyful jumping plumber has been on every Nintendo console and inspired a generation of players. Shigeru Miyamoto, Kenta Motokura, Takashi Tezuka and Yoshiaki Koizumi reflect on his legacy.
A woman slips on her boyfriend’s cotton shirt, its shoulders dropping inches below hers, and rolls up the long, long sleeves. She looks even more feminine. A man borrows his girlfriend’s soft blue...
New algorithms can police whether people are complying with public health guidance. The practice raises familiar questions about data privacy.
VICE News spoke to one vendor who claims he's made more than $1.4 million USD selling kits to hospitals and geriatric homes around the world.
“It is very important to be in love with life… Life is very fragile and always elusive. As soon as we think we ‘understand,’ there is another mystery. I don’t understand any…
Some modern super-yachts used to look differently and perform basically military missions. They served interests of their native country and its people. Many Soviet yachts became the property of...
In February, the US signed an accord with the Taliban to end the Afghanistan War. Now Taliban insurgents are meeting with the Afghan government – but peace remains an uncertain outcome.
Why wait for official action figures from your favorite old shows and movies when you could make your own (or pay someone hundreds of dollars to make it for you)?
The prospect of a “cashless” society is upon us. But could ordinary life be “moneyless” entirely?
A database of 2.4 million personal details has been leaked. Experts are calling it "frightening".
Don’t just give away your privacy to the likes of Google and Facebook – protect it, or you disempower us all
Girish Patel doubts his small, 20-year-old shop will survive the pandemic economy. Thirty stories above, aerospace company TransDigm has sustained eye-popping profits thanks to steep layoffs and...