Computers are like a black box — we don’t really know what they’re up to inside. A series of recently discovered vulnerabilities only drives home the point, and further calls into question the US’s reliance on electronic voting systems.
Playing upon employers’ desires for greater “employee engagement” and more quantitative rationales for hiring decisions and performance appraisals, a new generation of employee surveillance and analytic technologies is creating advanced ways for managers to pick out the high-performers from the rest of their workforce.
Many Americans only believe in science as long as it doesn’t conflict with their political views. Unfortunately, some of them hold influential positions in government.
You wouldn’t expect to find animal cruelty among those who claim to love animals most—those who proudly breed and show off pets. But show breeders want their dogs to stand out from the crowd. As a result, we are seeing more dogs bred to develop exaggerated features, leaving the animals in chronic pain, or with respiratory issues, heart defects, and even seizures.
An Army Brigade Combat Team is made up of about 4,000 soldiers. One general suggests they could get by with 25 percent fewer, making up the difference with…robots.
Is there a way to get good health care at a low cost? These people think so—and they’re leading the way in innovation.
What can we learn from the Chinese? Plenty. Check out what they’re doing with high-speed rail.
Friends don’t let friends continue to believe there’s no climate change when they could simply show them Chasing Ice. This is not only the most powerful visual evidence of global catastrophe, it’s also one of the most disarmingly beautiful and riveting films you may ever see. Here’s a preview: opens around the US in November.
We all know that the health care situation in America cannot continue as is. It is totally untenable. To get the discussion started about concrete steps we can take, as a society and as individuals, there’s the new documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare.
How we can learn from leaves: Artificial photosynthesis could be the key to unlocking the sun’s full energy potential.
Cannabis from a juicer might just save lives—so why are doctors so scared to talk about it?