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AI Is Killing Choice and Chance – Which Means Changing What It Means to Be Human

Artificial intelligence increasingly shapes the human experience.

Common App Announces Changes to Create More Inclusive College Application Process for LGBTQ+ Students

The Common App board announced it will reframe its sex and gender questions, barriers to higher education LGBTQ+ people face.

The Art of (Big Tech) War

The uncomfortable truth is the government is the underdog in this fight.

Facebook's News Blockade in Australia Shows How Tech Giants Are Swallowing the Web

The internet in 2021 is not the same open public sphere that Tim Berners-Lee envisioned.

A Simple Rule of Thumb for Knowing When the Pandemic Is Over

At some point—maybe even soon—the emergency phase of the pandemic will end. But what, exactly, is that magic threshold?

How China’s Digital Silk Road Is Leading Countries Away from the United States

Beijing is using technology products, markets, and training to secure influence with U.S. security partners, a IISS report finds.

How to Really Fix COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling

The traditional vaccine sign-up model does not work when the demand for vaccines far exceeds supply.

Mars Perseverance Mission Already Producing Amazing Moments

Watching the rover plummet only to perform a delicate, ballet-like finish was breathtaking.

We’re Just Rediscovering a 19th-Century Pandemic Strategy

The first way to fight a new virus would once have been opening the windows.

3 Ways Companies Could Offer More Father-Friendly Policies that Will Help Women

One of the biggest problems in contemporary policies aimed at gender equality in the workplace is that they leave out men.

Why Too Many Government Modernization Efforts Fail

Technology “solutions” almost never address the organizational issues critical to success.

Space Force Sounds Like a Joke Thanks to Pop Culture – that Could Be a Problem for an Important Military Branch

It could lead to a disconnect between public expectations and what the Space Force is actually doing, and ultimately, reduce public support.

The Need for Internet Interstate Infrastructure

The U.S. needs a digital infrastructure plan today in much the same way that it required a physical infrastructure plan in the 1950s.

Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 in Human Sweat

Trained dogs were able to detect the disease in less than a minute and could be used in airports or other large-scale events.

Americans Still Need a Lifeline Despite Trillions in Coronavirus Aid

About two-thirds of families that suffered job losses or reduced wages during the pandemic still reported facing serious financial hardship.