Research suggests that an AI beat humans to the punch in warning the world about the coronavirus. But it didn’t get all the credit, because it needed humans to recognize the danger. Earlier reports had
Instead of adjusting your thermostat, your clothes may soon just adjust themselves. If you step into a warm building on a cold day, the fabric in this new jacket will transform itself in response to the
It takes an estimated 70,000 liters of water to mine a single ton of lithium, an alkali metal that humanity may come to depend on as it turns to batteries to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. Lithium
The video is jarring. It shows a team of female medics in China having their heads shaved in preparation for going to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak Hubei province. Some women are seen crying.
How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election One day last fall, I sat down to create a new Facebook account. I picked a forgettable name, snapped a profile pic
You land in your body with a start, or else it slowly comes into groggy focus: either way it’s night-time, but you are now awake. Why? Alice Gregory, a psychology professor at Goldsmiths, University of
Saturday’s tweets have more of a “Mad King” quality than usual. What part of Schoolhouse Rock’s “No More Kings” did Donald Trump miss? The President spent part of Saturday firing off some tweets that that
Caroline Baumann resigned abruptly last week, after seven years running the most prestigious design museum in the United States. The director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum—the most prestigious
The 'Chibok girls’ kidnapping sparked international outrage. More than a hundred are still missing. Today the survivors are trying to rebuild their lives. Six years ago, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A new diagnostic method has led the Chinese province at the epicentre of a coronavirus outbreak to report a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday. The central