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Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Social Media

We Have a Serious Problem

<i>June 28, 2015</i><p>Jeff Landry, an aide to Donald Trump, scratched the back of his right leg with his left shoe, stalling. <i>You have to answer just right, or he goes</i> <i>apeshit.</i> Jeff remembered grimly what a pleasant change he’d thought this job would be, but now he looked back on those six harrowing weeks …

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?<p><i>The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to</i> …

Auto-Generating Clickbait With Recurrent Neural Networks

<i>Hey! If you are a web developer, you should know about CatchJS. It’s a service for tracking and logging errors in JavaScript, with some pretty</i> …

Deep Learning

Thresholds of Violence

How school shootings catch on.<p>On the evening of April 29th last year, in the southern Minnesota town of Waseca, a woman was doing the dishes when she looked out her kitchen window and saw a young man walking through her back yard. He was wearing a backpack and carrying a fast-food bag and was …

Virginia Tech

The Engineer’s Lament

Two ways of thinking about automotive safety.<p>In the early nineteen-seventies, Denny Gioia worked in the recall office of the Ford Motor Company. His job was to read field reports from the engineers Ford had posted around the country. If a safety problem was spotted, the Ford representative in that …

General Motors

An Artist Who Paints With Sand and Light

Filmmaker Sophie Macnicol profiles Marcus Winter, an artist who uses handfuls of sand to create portraits and landscapes on a light table. He moves quickly, often in front of an audience, altering his work with a flick of the wrist. Each one of his performances blurs the lines between conventional …

Art

Get Smart

How will we know when machines are more intelligent than we are?<p>When I was a small boy, there was a machine in the Franklin Institute, in Philadelphia, that played tic-tac-toe and never lost. No matter where you placed your X, it rebounded with the right O. It could always win or force a draw, even …

The Sportswriting Machine

Most game recaps stick to a familiar formula. In the first couple of paragraphs, you'll get the final score and a brief description of whatever turning point led to it. If a basketball player scored thirty points, and a writer notes that in the first sentence, then you expect to hear from that …

How Robots & Algorithms Are Taking Over

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us<p>by Nicholas Carr<p>Norton, 276 pp., $26.95<p>In September 2013, about a year before Nicholas Carr published <i>The Glass Cage:</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Thinking Sideways

The one-dot theory of history.<p>History is the prediction of the present. Historians explain why things turned out the way they did. Since we already know the outcome, this might seem a simple matter of looking back and connecting the dots. But there is a problem: too many dots. Even the dots have …

War

Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength'

For Whitney Bischoff, high school was tough. On the first day of her freshman year, a childhood friend committed suicide. Things weren't any better at home — her father died when she was 7 and her mom was an alcoholic with an abusive boyfriend.<p>She had a hard time making friends.<p>And when all the …

Merriam-Webster Wants to Reinvent the Dictionary for the Digital Age. Should It Bother?

By the high-gloss, high-tech standards of 21st-century corporate life, the headquarters of America’s premier dictionary publisher is an unusual …

Linguistics

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

No Time

How did we get so busy?<p>In the winter of 1928, John Maynard Keynes composed a short essay that took the long view. It was titled “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” and in it Keynes imagined what the world would look like a century hence. By 2028, he predicted, the “standard of life” in …

From Tinder Bots To 'Cuban Twitter', Welcome To 'Cognitive Hacking'

This month saw the exposure of a U.S. government-funded effort to create a Twitter-like social network in Cuba called ZunZuneo. It was quite a success, shutting down because it became too big, too fast. Disregarding the embargo on doing business in Cuba, it would likely not seem so bad, except for …

A Nation of Kids with Gadgets and ADHD

<b>Corrections Appended: July 12, 2013</b><p><i>The original version of this article included several quotes or statements that were not clearly attributed to the</i> …

Why Can We Not Stop Obsessing About the Mystery of Flight MH370?

In the age of constant surveillance, it’s not supposed to be possible for an airliner with 239 people on board to simply vanish. The mystery of what …

The Falling Man

An unforgettable story.<p><b>Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day.</b><p>In the …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

The Itch

Its mysterious power may be a clue to a new theory about brains and bodies.<p>It was still shocking to M. how much a few wrong turns could change your life. She had graduated from Boston College with a degree in psychology, married at twenty-five, and had two children, a son and a daughter. She and …

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

Concern about young people’s use of technology is nothing new, of course. But Rosen’s study, published in the May issue of <i>Computers in Human …

Dark side of the boom

One winter night in 2010, four New York University students went to a lecture about the growing threats to personal privacy in the Facebook-Google …

Silicon Valley

Social Media Is Redefining 'Depression'

Online communities like those on Tumblr are perpetuating ideas of "beautiful suffering," confusing what it means to be clinically depressed.<p>A few months ago, Laura U., a typical 16-year-old at an international school in Paris, sat at her computer wishing she looked just like the emaciated women on …

Sexting, Shame and Suicide

On the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. A curvaceous sophomore at Saratoga High School, dressed in the …