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Museum guard holds robot dinosaur

Should We Bring Species Back From Extinction? Should We Bring Species Back From Extinction?

A scientist helping to bring back the woolly mammoth debates two Stanford professors who argue that we are unprepared to “play God” by resurrecting species.

May 26, 2023 / Editorial / Eriona Hysolli, Elizabeth A. Hadly, and Deborah A. Sivas

What Are Rules For?

What Are Rules For? What Are Rules For?

A conversation with historian Lorraine Daston about her recent book on the history of rules and how they have structured life across centuries.

May 23, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Ishan Desai-Geller

Los Angeles traffic

Can America Go Car-Free? Gen Z Hopes So. Can America Go Car-Free? Gen Z Hopes So.

Young people today are already driving less, but breaking the country’s car-dependency will require unprecedented investment in infrastructure and public transit.

May 17, 2023 / StudentNation / Hannah Reynolds

Robot to Human

The Future of War Is AI The Future of War Is AI

AI, whatever its positives, looks like anything but what the world needs right now to save us from a hell on earth.

May 17, 2023 / Tom Engelhardt

A black-and-white photo with a mushroom-shaped explosion.

The Best Years of My Country Are Behind Me The Best Years of My Country Are Behind Me

Thirty years ago, I caught a fleeting glimpse out of the corner of my eye of a better future, a better America, a better world. It was not to be.

May 11, 2023 / William Astore

A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning fighter jet is shown at the Singapore Airshow in 2014

The Military Industrial Complex Is More Powerful Than Ever The Military Industrial Complex Is More Powerful Than Ever

The current war machine isn’t your grandfather’s MIC, not by a country mile.

May 9, 2023 / William D. Hartung and Benjamin Freeman

The Nord Stream Explosions: New Revelations About Motive, Means, and Opportunity

The Nord Stream Explosions: New Revelations About Motive, Means, and Opportunity The Nord Stream Explosions: New Revelations About Motive, Means, and Opportunity

As new details emerge about the pipeline blasts, they also prompt questions: What did US intelligence know about the biggest whodunit of the century, when did they know it, and how...

May 5, 2023 / James Bamford

Abortion rights advocates march in front of the US Capitol

The Future Is Telehealth Abortion—if We Can Protect It The Future Is Telehealth Abortion—if We Can Protect It

The Supreme Court maintained access to telehealth abortion with its mifepristone decision. But more challenges are coming.

May 4, 2023 / Andréa Becker and Ushma Upadhyay

This illustration photo taken on July 8, 2022 shows Elon Musk's Twitter page displayed on the screen of a smartphone with Twitter logo in the background in Los Angeles. - Elon Musk pulled the plug on his deal to buy Twitter on July 8, 2022, accusing the company of

What Were the Twitter Files? What Were the Twitter Files?

While it's clear Matt Taibbi made some serious factual errors, criticisms of the disclosures have ignored the role of the FBI and other parts of the national security state.

Apr 26, 2023 / Branko Marcetic

The ChatGPt website on a tablet.

Will AI Lead to Human Extinction? Will AI Lead to Human Extinction?

We can create a world where artificial intelligence meets its spectacular promise to improve the lives of all humanity—but only if we work together.

Apr 25, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

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