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Skepticism About Biotechnology Isn’t Anti-Science

The debate over a fish shows that scientists can be too quick to dismiss the public’s concerns.

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April 25 2017 7:15 AMWhat Synthetic Biology Has in Common With Queer TheoryDeciding what organisms (and people!) are “related” to each other is more complicated than it seems.
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April 24 2017 7:15 AMHow Dogs’ Sensitive Noses Could Change Cancer DiagnosisThe humble snout has a lot to offer research.
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April 20 2017 2:12 PMGisele Bündchen Is Less Anti-Trump Than She Is Pro-Environment
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April 20 2017 9:00 AMWe Need a GitHub for Academic ResearchDown with the static, old-fashioned scholarly paper.
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April 19 2017 1:17 PMYou Can Buy This $400 Juicer or Use Your Hand. They Do the Same Thing.
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April 17 2017 7:40 PMFacebook Wanted Its Live Videos to Be “Raw and Visceral.” But Not Like This.
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April 14 2017 11:34 AMFuture Tense Event: Do We Need to Stop Talking About “Curing” Cancer?
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April 14 2017 7:13 AMA March Won’t Make the Public Respect ScienceHere’s what will.
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April 13 2017 3:22 PMBurger King Overcame Google’s Defenses to Target Google Homes With Its New Ads
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April 13 2017 10:01 AMOur Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the FutureAnd that has consequences.
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April 12 2017 4:47 PMRepublicans Complaining About Surveillance Are Still Ignoring Civil Liberties IssuesThe unmasking process is nowhere near the most privacy-intrusive risk to NSA’s spying.
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April 12 2017 1:55 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: How Courts Tiptoe Around Digital Privacy Decisions
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April 10 2017 5:38 PMSomeone Set Off All of Dallas’ Tornado Sirens Over the Weekend. But Was It a Hack?
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April 6 2017 6:47 PMHow Cheap Smartphones Leave the Poor More VulnerableMore expensive devices receive much stronger security protections.
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April 6 2017 1:15 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About the New Space Race
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April 25 2017 5:45 AMElon Musk Is Telling Fairy TalesHis startup ideas always sound impossible. That might be why they work.
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April 21 2017 7:08 AMThe U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of DateBut revamping the way we look at products created by genetic engineering and CRISPR is more difficult than you might think.
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April 20 2017 1:22 PMWhy Cancer Isn’t Going AnywhereIt’s been with us since the origins of multicellularity. It’s part of who we are.
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April 19 2017 5:22 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Path Forward to Protect Consumer Privacy
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April 19 2017 9:00 AMHow Teachers Are Using Online Games and Other Tech Tools to Bridge the Partisan DivideMost K-12 students can’t vote, but talking politics in class is more than academic.
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April 17 2017 3:32 PMRedrawing the Battle Lines in the ISP Privacy DebateWe can’t give up just because Congress voted to overturn rules to protect consumers’ data.
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April 14 2017 9:37 AMThe Impostor Cell Line That Set Back Breast Cancer ResearchIt’s but one example of a major problem in cancer science.
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April 13 2017 5:16 PMNetizen Report: Censorship Spikes in Wake of Venezuela’s “Self-Inflicted Coup”
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April 13 2017 2:30 PMWhy Does Facebook Still Seem So Helpless Against “Fake News”?
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April 13 2017 7:15 AMIn Praise of Self-Driving Cars and Fender-BendersMinor crashes will tell us more about autonomous vehicles than the trolley problem ever could.
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April 12 2017 2:48 PMDisney’s Patent Filing for a Huggable Robot Patent Is Actually Pretty Great
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April 11 2017 5:38 PMHow Courts Avoid Ruling on Issues of PrivacyWhen it comes to technology privacy cases, judges often focus on side issues instead of tackling the big questions.
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April 7 2017 7:45 AMShould You Be Able to Patent an Organism?The synthetic biology community is divided.
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April 6 2017 1:37 PMFuturography Newsletter: Synthetic Biology and the Space Race
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April 5 2017 5:54 PMNetizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador

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