Productivity Is Dangerous. In Code We Trust. The Last Jedi, Explained.

Does Phone Radiation Give You Cancer?

Cellphones have been around for three decades now — shouldn’t we have the answer to whether they lead to cancer in humans? Well, sort of.


YouCaring Gets Boost From J.J. Watt and Rackspace

Star defensive end raises $37 million for Houston on the crowdfunding site while Rackspace team makes sure the platform handles the massive influx of traffic.

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Productivity Is Dangerous

Without fail, it’s the most privileged people who feel the need to Do Something. They don’t need food, they have something to prove.


Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

You know you should be doing something — whether that’s working on your project, being present with your loved ones, eating healthy, or a number of other things — and you knowingly act in contradictory ways.


2018: The Year of the Cryptocurrency Craze

With the Bitcoin bubble testing astronomical prices every day, cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that drives them are now taking their turn in this one-tech-fits-all role.


The Bitcoin Boom: In Code We Trust

There’s reason to think something deeper and more important is going on. Bitcoin’s rise may reflect, for better or worse, a monumental transfer of social trust: away from human institutions backed by government and to systems reliant on well-tested computer code.


The Real Danger To Civilization Isn’t AI. It’s Runaway Capitalism

We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI.


The British Elite Is at War with Itself – on a Scale We've Never Seen Before

Our elites used to keep calm in a crisis. But now – with the Tories fighting to the death over Brexit and the tabloids terrified by Corbyn – they’ve lost their heads.


Internal FCC Report Shows Republican Net Neutrality Narrative Is False

The story of net neutrality as an Obama-led takeover of the internet was refuted by an Inspector General investigation whose findings were not made public prior to Thursday’s vote.


The "Backlash" Against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Explained

Why the latest film in the galaxy-spanning franchise has proved so unexpectedly polarizing.


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