For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery.
When potential death tolls are unthinkably high, it’s like multiplying infinity.
Mark Bowden argues that the president is more likely to start a nuclear war than his adversary in North Korea.
To understand how the standoff between Pyongyang and the world became so dire, it helps to go back to the country's founding
There are no good options. But some are worse than others.
The recent Romney documentary succeeds in making its subject more human, but it also makes it clear that the country is better off without him as president.
The pleasures of reading with a dictionary by one’s side
Government often finds bad reasons to keep information hidden, but the recent indiscriminate leaks are foolish.
How to think about drones
The difficulty of recognizing excellence in its own time
Saying Kathryn Bigelow's film advocates for "enhanced interrogation" ignores the nuances of the story.
Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist, has a new project: charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may be the future of health care.
The benefits of being underestimated by the nuns at St. Petronille’s
Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how he did it.
The author’s fowl defy the blogosphere and stage a comeback.
Experienced, emotional, marked by personal tragedy and political setback, Joe Biden is in many ways the antithesis of the president he serves. But his stock has risen steadily in the West Wing, and with the Democrats poised to lose much of their leverage in the midterm elections, the vice president’s unique skills and attributes may prove ever more crucial to his administration’s success.
When the Conficker computer “worm” was unleashed on the world in November 2008, cyber-security experts didn’t know what to make of it. It infiltrated millions of computers around the globe. It constantly checks in with its unknown creators. It uses an encryption code so sophisticated that only a very few people could have deployed it. For the first time ever, the cyber-security elites of the world have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers, trying to find Conficker’s creators and defeat them. The cops are failing. And now the worm lies there, waiting …
Good intentions collide with dumb birds on a small farm in Pennsylvania.
With journalists being laid off in droves, ideologues have stepped forward to provide the “reporting” that feeds the 24-hour news cycle. The collapse of journalism means that the quest for information has been superseded by the quest for ammunition. A case-study of our post-journalistic age.