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Black Lives Matter
July 27, 2015
July 27, 1866: The Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable Commences Operation
“Where it is all going to end, and what kind of life the ‘merchant of the future’ will lead, nobody knows.”
July 24, 2015
Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War
The fight over NYC’s Uber cap is just the beginning of a deeper struggle over the future of transportation and the gig economy.
July 20, 2015
Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?
While climate scientists warn about the dangers droughts pose to the natural world, Dr. Irwin Redlener worries about its effects on minds and bodies.
July 16, 2015
Can We Cure Genetic Diseases Without Slipping Into Eugenics?
Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?
July 14, 2015
With the Nuclear Deal, the US and Iran Start a New Chapter
Diplomacy prevailed over warmongering. But reactionary forces on all sides are still trying to scuttle the deal.
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July 7, 2015
Did the Catholic Church Endorse Fossil-Fuel Divestment?
The pope’s powerful encyclical on poverty and climate change is likely to transform the investment policies of religious institutions across America.
June 30, 2015
Increasing Diversity in Tech Will Take a Lot More Than Promises
Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.
June 2, 2015
May 27, 2015
The Key to Ending Mass Surveillance? Math.
Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.
May 27, 2015
What Amazon Taught the Cops
Predictive policing is just another form of supply-chain efficiency.