India Doesn’t Need Facebook’s Free Mobile Internet Access. It Needs Nationwide Broadband.
Microsoft’s Fetch! App Is Terrible at Identifying Dog Breeds. That’s What Makes It Great.
Future Tense Event: Can We Engineer Away the Zika Virus?
Can You Be an Environmentalist Without Embracing Nuclear Energy?
Highway Safety Admin. Says A.I. in Autonomous Cars Can Legally Count as the Driver
#RIPTwitter? Hardly. Here’s What’s Really Changing.
Where Genius Comes FromWhether it’s Silicon Valley today or 1900 Vienna, the places that spur true innovation have a few things in common.
Where Did Your Egg Come From?This company is using gold laser engraving to help you track your eggs—and maybe fight foodborne illness.
What Slate Readers Think About Geoengineering
The Anthropocene: Great Marketing, Wrong ProductAre we living in a new geological epoch? Not exactly.
Here’s How to Stream the Super Bowl Even if You Don’t Have a Cable Login
The FAA Plan to Prevent A Modern-Day “Fan Man” from Crashing the Super Bowl
The Ethical Data ScientistPeople have too much trust in numbers to be intrinsically objective.
The Dutch Have Devised the Best Drone Defense System: Trained Eagles
Body-Worn Cameras Alone Won’t Bring Transparency to the Border PatrolThe agency’s historical lack of transparency suggests that without good policies, the cameras will become another tool for surveillance.
Amazon Hides a Zombie-Outbreak Reference in New Terms of Service. Hilarious.
Netizen Report: The EU Wrestles With Facebook Over Privacy
How to Hold Governments Accountable for the Algorithms They UseAlgorithms determine prison sentences and Social Security benefits. So we need to know how they work.
325,000 People Have Now Registered Drones With the FAA. That’s Not Enough.
Future Tense Newsletter: Timeline Trouble and Competitive Complaints
A Digital Twin of Your Body Could Become a Critical Part of Your Health CareAt least, that’s what this French company thinks.
How to Teach Yourself About Algorithms It involves a Car Talk Puzzler.
Indian Facebook Users School Mark Zuckerberg on the Kind of Internet Their Country Needs
Zero-Rating, Explained Activists are fighting Facebook and T-Mobile over zero-rating. But what is that?
Apple Is Killing Some iPhones Repaired by Third Parties. But There’s Sort of a Good Reason.
The Search for Schizophrenia GenesLarger and larger samples are showing smaller and smaller effect sizes. What does this mean for drug development, clinical practice, and our view of mental illness?
A University Hack Exposed 63,000 Social Security Numbers. Face, Meet Palm.
Europe’s Brand-New Data Transfer Agreement With the U.S. Is Already Drawing Criticism
Future Tense Newsletter: A Hypothetical Climate
This Company Waited More Than a Decade for People to Get Serious About Virtual Reality