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The Paradox of Radiation

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a Chicago physician discovered that X-rays could heal. He was right—for the wrong reasons.

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May 3 2016 5:20 PMForget Driverless Cars. Our Real Future Is Driverless Minivans.
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May 3 2016 3:00 PMTesla’s “Bioweapon Defense Mode” Sounds Like a Gimmick. It’s Actually Ingenious.
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May 3 2016 11:56 AMHacking AirplanesCybersecurity is even more important when you’re up in the air.
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May 2 2016 12:27 PMThe Best Place for Driverless Cars Is Not America. It's Dubai.
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May 2 2016 11:27 AMYour Drone Cheat SheetWho are the key players? What are the big debates? And why do they freak so many people out?
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April 29 2016 11:08 AMThis Website Is a Rube Goldberg Machine Made of HTML Components
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April 29 2016 9:34 AMSpeed KillsWhy planes aren’t getting any faster—and won’t any time soon.
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April 29 2016 7:08 AMHow Much Do You Know About Killer A.I.?Take our Futurography quiz!
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April 28 2016 6:03 PMWebsites Ending In “.AS” Have Been Vulnerable to Takeovers Since the '90s
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April 28 2016 10:57 AMWhy Does It Still Take Five Hours to Fly Cross-Country?!
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April 27 2016 5:36 PMHouse Unanimously Passes Bill to Safeguard Email Privacy
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April 27 2016 4:28 PMEncryption Technology Could Help Corporate Fraudsters. We Still Need to Fight for It.
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April 27 2016 1:26 PMThis Bacteria Strain Offers a Curious Mix of Hope and DangerThe Elizabethkingia strain could cure malaria, but it’s also sickened dozens in Wisconsin.
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April 26 2016 10:10 AMWhen a Robot Kills, Is It Murder or Product Liability?An expert on robotics law responds to Paolo Bacigalupi’s short story “Mika Model.”
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April 25 2016 1:01 PM87 Million Mexican Voter Records Discovered in Unprotected Online Database
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May 3 2016 3:52 PMIn This Beautifully Shot Sci-Fi Short, a Mind Swap Has Terrifying Consequences
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May 3 2016 1:59 PMMass Surveillance Chills Online Speech Even When People Have “Nothing to Hide”
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May 2 2016 1:05 PMFor the First Time, Federal Judge Says Suspect Must Use Fingerprint to Unlock Smartphone
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May 2 2016 11:27 AMDo Drones Have to Be Creepy?Your 101 guide to why we find unmanned aircraft so unnerving. And what we can do about it.
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April 29 2016 2:16 PMIn Praise of Email Debt Forgiveness Day
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April 29 2016 10:31 AMSingapore Wants to Use Satellites to Collect Drivers’ Tolls. Will the U.S. Follow?
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April 29 2016 7:29 AMTell Us What You Think About Artificial IntelligenceAll month, we’ve run pieces on the risks and rewards of A.I. Now we want to hear from you.
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April 29 2016 5:47 AMCan Duolingo Crush the TOEFL?The company made language learning fun. Can it break into the stodgy, lucrative market for language testing?
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April 28 2016 5:16 PMTrust but Verify: A Future Tense Event Recap
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April 28 2016 9:00 AMKiller Robots? Lost Jobs?The threats that artificial intelligence researchers actually worry about.
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April 27 2016 4:41 PMTwitter Is a Flightless BirdIt might never take off like investors expected. But it shouldn’t have to go extinct.
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April 27 2016 2:51 PMHundreds of Active Spotify Credentials Showed Up Online. Here's How to Protect Yourself.
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April 27 2016 10:56 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: Responsible Robots, Mechanical Doping, and Educational Technology
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April 26 2016 10:04 AM“Mika Model”A new short story from sci-fi great Paolo Bacigalupi. 
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April 24 2016 8:30 PMFacebook Isn’t the Social Network AnymoreIt’s losing the intimacy that once addicted us. So it’s becoming something different—and much bigger.

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