The Death of the Internet. Emergency Rooms Are Monopolies. Generation Grumpy.

The Death of the Internet

The Masters of the Cloud, like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, have made the whole of the internet into a violent game. Facebook, Twitter, and social networks in general are powered by a logic of rewards, and any system in which points can be scored can be gamed.


Exploring and Protecting Our Planet

National Geographic's Okavango Wilderness Project has explored more than 6,000 kilometers of Africa's Okavango Delta to help protect one of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

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Emergency Rooms Are Monopolies. Patients Pay the Price.

New data shows how emergency rooms take advantage of their market share, at the expense of their patients.


Artificial Intelligence Isn't as Clever as We Think, but That Doesn't Stop It Being a Threat

How clever is artificial intelligence, really? And how fast is it progressing? These are questions that keep politicians, economists, and AI researchers up at night.


Humanity's Fight Against Climate Change Is Failing. One Technology Can Change That.

The solution can be found at the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, Iceland’s largest, just outside the capital Reykjavik. Since 2014, the plant has been extracting heat from underground, capturing the carbon dioxide released in the process, mixing it with water, and injecting it back down beneath the earth.


Donald Trump’s “Fake News” Tactics

In attacking the media, the President has in many ways strengthened it.


Portugal's Radical Drugs Policy Is Working. Why Hasn't the World Copied It?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.


Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50

The generation of people born 1962 to 1971, now in what are typically peak earning years, are finding they are not doing as well as they might have expected.


How to Outsmart Your Gross Body and Live Forever

Longevity—and potential immortality—is a particularly popular obsession with the tech world and Silicon Valley billionaires, who seem to be offended that death would ever get the better of them


How the Index Card Cataloged the World

Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything.


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