Companies Don’t Really Want You to Read Their Terms of ServiceAs the uproar over Unroll.me shows, being opaque is part of their business model.
Skepticism About Biotechnology Isn’t Anti-ScienceThe debate over a fish shows that scientists can be too quick to dismiss the public’s concerns.
How Dogs’ Sensitive Noses Could Change Cancer DiagnosisThe humble snout has a lot to offer research.
Artificial Intelligence Owes You an ExplanationWhen an A.I. does something, you should be able to ask, “Why?”
Tell Us What You Think About Synthetic Biology!We’ve published plenty of pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
The Fuzzy Regulations Surrounding DIY Synthetic BiologyIt’s unclear exactly what’s legal and what’s not.
DARPA’s Synthetic Biology Initiatives Could Militarize the EnvironmentIs that something we’re comfortable with?
Google Is Making Sweeping Changes to How We Keep the Internet SafeThere’s a lot going on behind that green lock on your browser.
What Synthetic Biology Has in Common With Queer TheoryDeciding what organisms (and people!) are “related” to each other is more complicated than it seems.
The 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.
Why Cancer Isn’t Going AnywhereIt’s been with us since the origins of multicellularity. It’s part of who we are.
How 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.
Redrawing the Battle Lines in the ISP Privacy DebateWe can’t give up just because Congress voted to overturn rules to protect consumers’ data.