tech

healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.15.19
Space

The Moon Might Be Quaking from Stress, Scientists Find

New research analyzes how the moon's surface moves, from a cooled interior to gravitational pulls.
Samantha Cole
5.13.19
Internet Insecurity

Someone Is Hacking GitHub Repositories and Holding Code Ransom

Hackers are trying a novel approach to extort developers of some money.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.6.19
climate change

Who’s Going to Tell the Royal Baby That Our Planet Is Unequivocally Dying?

Good luck, kid.
Derek Mead
5.6.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.11.19
Late Capitalism

Millennial Democrats Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pete Buttigieg Are Ready to Face Off With Job-Stealing Robots

“We should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work.
Ankita Rao
4.1.19
tech

Meet the Scientist Planning to Blast Space Junk out of Orbit With Lasers

Humanity has left 900,000 pieces of garbage orbiting earth. Professor Craig Smith wants a cleanup.
Mirjana Milovanovic
3.28.19
Instagram

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
Late Capitalism

Going Cashless Looks More and More Like a Capitalist Scam

Lawmakers argue bans on cashless stores could protect tens of millions of Americans without access to credit cards.
Ankita Rao
3.22.19
gig economy

Someone's Going to Get Killed Charging Those E-Scooters

Companies like Lime and Bird encourage competition among contractors, which subjects them to the threat of physical violence for little pay.
Allie Conti
3.13.19
tech

I Tried THC Juul Pods to See What the Hype Was About

Juul doesn't make official THC pods, but they're not exactly hard to get.
Justin Caffier
3.11.19
Scenes

Silicon Valley's Latest Bizarre Craze Is 'Organized Intimacy'

Eye contact parties, cuddle puddles, 'conscious dance.' The Bay Area has changed in a lot of ways, but still knows how to get kinky.
Andrew Chamings
3.8.19
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