In giving voice to the digital ghosts of the deceased, chatbots are trying to succeed where photography and dreams fail.
Davide Sisto | Jan 4
The author of “OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose” examines the history and political sociology of a life-saving drug, and a movement seeking to rewrite the tired plot of overdose scripts.
Sam Kelly | Dec 28, 2020
Many of our most influential experiences are shared with and, according to a growing body of cognitive science research, partly shaped by other people.
Michael J. Spivey | Dec 17, 2020
Three international security experts chart the rise and fall of radiological weapons programs in the United States and the Soviet Union.
Morgan L. Kaplan | Dec 14, 2020
From the ancient Greeks to the 17th century, a terrestrial phenomenon baffled scientists: Where did the birds go in winter?
Alice Gorman | Dec 1, 2020
While word-finding failures can be taken as evidence of memory problems, they may not be harbingers of befuddlement after all.
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Nov 24, 2020
Whether they are tools, toys, or mirror reflections, external objects temporarily become part of who we are all the time.
Michael J. Spivey | Nov 9, 2020
Only after new methods emerged for assessing statistics did the previously invisible entity now called ‘population’ become a target for objective investigation.
Thomas Moynihan | Nov 2, 2020
The Oaxacan vision of community, indigenous rights, and autonomy from which Telecomunicaciones Indígenas Comunitarias has emerged can be tied to a far more familiar story: that of the Zapatista indigenous rebellion.
Ramesh Srinivasan | Oct 22, 2020
Neuroscientist Bita Moghaddam traces the history of ketamine from the battlefield to the dance floor.
Sam Kelly | Oct 20, 2020