The internet loves bad news. And that’s bad.
And why the makers of AI should learn from the tale of Prometheus
We are still learning exactly how much of this industry’s genius was a mere LIRP, or low-interest-rate phenomenon.
A culture of obsessive student achievement and long schoolwork hours can make kids depressed.
Working from home could be making it easier for couples to become parents—and for parents to have more children.
All this time later, their utility is in doubt.
Is it right to freak out? Is it wrong? Will AI end the human race? But also: Aren’t these tools awe-inspiring?
Rising teen anxiety is a national crisis.
How the big game’s ads explain the crypto bubble, the price yo-yo, and the revenge of the touch-grass economy
Joe Biden wants to transform the U.S. economy. His plan has one big risk.
It’s the most important economic lesson of the decade: What goes up must come down (and what’s gone down will probably go up again).
For the first time in 50 years, the rich are buying more free time.
How the new obesity pills could upend American society
About 130,000 people have been dismissed from their jobs at large tech and media companies in the past 12 months. Why?
“Can you just explain this to me like I barely know anything about this subject?”
Behavioral changes and screenings may be just as important as treatments, if not more so.
Science has a crummy-paper problem.
The U.S. just made a breakthrough in nuclear-fusion technology. Will we know how to use it?
Invention alone can’t change the world; what matters is what happens next.
Pictures of the beginning of the universe, medicine that can (kind of) reverse death, and other leaps of human ingenuity