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Thanks to the revolution in digital technology, privacy is about to go the way of the eight-track player.

Jeffrey Sachs

An interview with Jeffrey Sachs on the 2015 Paris negotiations, sustainable development and the profound threat facing our planet.

A one-year old receives the MMR vaccine

As the most contagious disease on earth roars back, it’s time to embrace the most effective public health intervention we have.

US-Mexico border

Israeli companies are using the lessons they’ve learned occupying Gaza to militarize the US border.

Eula Biss

Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

Has digital technology destroyed leisure?

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Blogs

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

The Electronics Watch coalition has a plan: harness consumer power to hold tech giants accountable.

October 22, 2014

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014