To counter the prevalence of bias, more people should choose to have children with Down syndrome.
Chris Kaposy | Nov 26
Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection, and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today, he is all but forgotten.
Gabriel Finkelstein | Nov 7
I analyzed thousands of searches by people who were diagnosed with cancer. Their queries offer valuable lessons that could improve the way doctors treat patients.
Elad Yom-Tom | Nov 5
Among the specious claims about the role of meat in the history of humanity: A meat-rich diet brings with it a masculine vigor that distinguishes carnivorous races.
Josh Berson | Oct 24
The age of the algorithm marks the moment when technical memory has evolved to store not just our data but far more sophisticated patterns of practice, from musical taste to our social graphs.
Ed Finn | Oct 7
The best designers employ specific habits, learned practices, and observed principles when they work. Here are a few of them.
Marian Petre & André van der Hoek | Oct 3
Those who know about us have power over us. Obfuscation may be our best digital weapon.
Finn Brunton & Helen Nissenbaum | Sep 25
A recent poll found that most Americans think algorithms are unfair. Unfortunately, the poll was biased.
Martin Erwig | Sep 12
To see how drug use can cause synesthesia, I reviewed two centuries' worth of bizarre literary and pharmacological experiments. Here’s what I found.
Crétien van Campen | Sep 9
Dark, accentuated lines that mark our teeth at birth are providing scientists with remarkable insight into the evolution of human development.
Tanya M. Smith | Sep 2