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Twitter Admits There Were More Than 50,000 Russian Bots Trying to Confuse American Voters Before the Election

Science
Jan. 19 2018 6:52 PMHow Bad Is This Winter? There’s a Way to Check That.Is it unusually bad out there, or is it just normal-level cold?
Future Tense
Jan. 19 2018 6:22 PMBitcoin Had a Strange Week. Is It a Sign of What’s to Come?
The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 4:52 PMDoes the Senate Know Anything About Self-Driving Cars?A handful of senators are holding up a bill to get more autonomous vehicles on the road. Do they know what they’re talking about?
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 8:35 PMFacebook Crushed Everyone’s “Pivot to Video”—Except Its OwnHow the shift from “passive” consumption to “meaningful interactions” could boost Facebook Live and Facebook Watch.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 18 2018 6:17 PMHHS’s New Rule Allows Health Care Workers to Discriminate Against LGBTQ People and Abortion SeekersThis isn’t just another form of Trumpian bigotry, which is why we should be even more nervous.
The Industry
Jan. 18 2018 2:10 PMApple and Google Employee Buses Are Being Rerouted After Series of Alleged Highway Attacks
Medical Examiner
Jan. 18 2018 1:27 PMThere’s a Long History of Presidential Health Being a Well-Kept SecretThe American public has mostly found out about health problems only after past presidents have left office.
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 11:44 AMWant a Terrible Job? Facebook and Google May Be Hiring.
Users
Jan. 18 2018 10:45 AMCasualties of the Content Wars, We Salute YouA Slate tribute to the Awl and the Hairpin, two websites we’ll miss.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 18 2018 9:07 AMPeople Struggling With Addiction Need Help. Does Forcing Them Into Treatment Work?It depends on the type of coercion you use.
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 4:17 PMRussian Google Declared Putin the Winner of a March 2018 Presidential Election
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 3:55 PMEight Rules to Help You Stay Safe in Virtual Reality
Users
Jan. 17 2018 2:08 PMUm, Explain to Us Why the #MeToo Twitter Emoji Looks Like Lady Parts?
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 1:10 PMBitConnect, a Bitcoin Exchange Long Accused of Being a Ponzi Scheme, Is Shutting Down
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 9:00 AMThe Minnesota DietA new short story from the author of the Nebula Award–winning All the Birds in the Sky.
The Industry
Jan. 19 2018 6:43 PMWhat Could Go Wrong With Facebook’s Plan to Rank News Sources by “Trustworthiness”A lot.
Science
Jan. 19 2018 5:27 PMTrump’s Shark Obsession Is an Endearing Distillation of His Horrific World View
Future Tense
Jan. 19 2018 2:37 PMReddit Users Attempted to Imagine a Happy Alternative to Black Mirror
Gizmos
Jan. 18 2018 8:15 PMApple Will Let Users Disable Intentional Battery SlowdownsIs it a good fix—or an overcorrection?
The Industry
Jan. 18 2018 4:00 PMHow to Become a Billionaire Like Uber’s Travis Kalanick
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 1:44 PMThe Internet Is for RobotsGoogle’s hilariously mundane infoboxes suggest that we no longer weave the web.
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 12:56 PMSpeech vs. SpeakersTwitter’s new rules about extremist speech blur the lines between people and words.
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 11:41 AMThe Evolution of the Modern-Day ZombieWhat tales of the undead say about our attitudes toward science.
Users
Jan. 18 2018 10:04 AMMeme Your MonetNo wonder Google’s app is a hit. Art history is one of the best things Twitter has going for it these days.
The Industry
Jan. 18 2018 7:47 AMLyft Is Inspiring More People to Give Up Their Own CarsDoes that mean less traffic?
The Industry
Jan. 17 2018 3:59 PMWhat If Your Friends and Family Are Boring?By emphasizing personal interactions over news content, Facebook may have underestimated how uninteresting people find their loved ones.
Science
Jan. 17 2018 3:16 PMNASA’s Been Ordered to Search for Life in Space. They Should Start With Viruses. Really!The not-quite life forms have a bad rap. But they’re a reliable sign of life, and it would be exciting to find them in space.
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 1:55 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Read a New Short Story From Charlie Jane Anders
Future Tense
Jan. 17 2018 9:01 AMCan We Insulate Ourselves From Food Shortages?A food systems and security researcher responds to Charlie Jane Anders’ short story “The Minnesota Diet.”
Future Tense
Jan. 16 2018 7:27 PMYou’re a Work of ArtBut not necessarily a beautiful one, according to this Google app.

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