How Obama is making his own scandals worse, a new milestone for virtual life, colleges and inequality, and more...
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May 20, 2013
How Obama Has Contributed to His Own Aura of Scandal
In his handling of multiple national security-related uproars, the president's biggest sin is being aloof and disengaged.
Is This Virtual Worm the First Sign of the Singularity?
A far-flung team is trying to build the first digital lifeform to work out the basic principles of the brain.
Why American Colleges Are Becoming a Force for Inequality
Higher education should be closing the gap between the rich and the poor. But college economics are driving them further apart.
The Social Construction of Race
Ancestry is a fact. What you call people with that particular ancestry is not.
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