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How to Teach Yourself About Algorithms 

It involves a Car Talk Puzzler.

Feb. 9 2016 7:00 AMWhere Did Your Egg Come From?This company is using gold laser engraving to help you track your eggs—and maybe fight foodborne illness.
Feb. 8 2016 5:49 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About Geoengineering
Feb. 8 2016 7:32 AMThe Anthropocene: Great Marketing, Wrong ProductAre we living in a new geological epoch? Not exactly.
Feb. 5 2016 9:54 AMHere’s How to Stream the Super Bowl Even if You Don’t Have a Cable Login
Feb. 4 2016 5:38 PMThe FAA Plan to Prevent A Modern-Day “Fan Man” from Crashing the Super Bowl
Feb. 4 2016 8:30 AMThe Ethical Data ScientistPeople have too much trust in numbers to be intrinsically objective.
Feb. 3 2016 3:59 PMThe Dutch Have Devised the Best Drone Defense System: Trained Eagles
Feb. 3 2016 9:00 AMBody-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.
Feb. 2 2016 10:31 AMNow Streaming on Netflix: A Fantastic Political Thriller on Climate Change
Feb. 2 2016 10:28 AMYour Algorithms Cheat Sheet Who are the leading thinkers in algorithms? What are the big ethical debates? And what’s procedural generation?
Feb. 1 2016 6:54 PMIt’s the Beginning of the End for CFL Bulbs
Feb. 1 2016 11:34 AMDeploying Technology to Rescue the Past: A Future Tense Event Recap
Jan. 29 2016 12:14 PMWhy Proposed State Bans on Phone Encryption Are Moronic
Jan. 29 2016 9:00 AMHow a Celebrity’s Silly Belief in Flat Earth Can Be Useful
Jan. 29 2016 7:00 AMTell Us What You Think About GeoengineeringAll month, we’ve run pieces on tinkering with the climate to stop climate change. Now we want to hear from you.
Feb. 8 2016 6:40 PMIndian Facebook Users School Mark Zuckerberg on the Kind of Internet Their Country Needs
Feb. 8 2016 9:29 AMZero-Rating, Explained Activists are fighting Facebook and T-Mobile over zero-rating. But what is that?
Feb. 5 2016 5:21 PMApple Is Killing Some iPhones Repaired by Third Parties. But There’s Sort of a Good Reason.
Feb. 5 2016 7:08 AMThe 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?
Feb. 4 2016 2:12 PMA University Hack Exposed 63,000 Social Security Numbers. Face, Meet Palm.
Feb. 3 2016 5:02 PMEurope’s Brand-New Data Transfer Agreement With the U.S. Is Already Drawing Criticism
Feb. 3 2016 10:46 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Hypothetical Climate
Feb. 3 2016 8:19 AMThis Company Waited More Than a Decade for People to Get Serious About Virtual Reality
Feb. 2 2016 10:29 AMWhat’s the Deal With Algorithms?Your 101 guide to the computer codes that are shaping the ways we live.
Feb. 2 2016 9:11 AMHow Technology Is Helping the Blind Navigate the Physical WorldSimply navigating her campus used to be exhausting for this visually impaired professor. She’s trying to change that.   
Feb. 1 2016 5:53 PMOregon Trail’s Co-Creator Didn’t Make Much Money. He Should Have Chosen to Be a Banker.
Jan. 29 2016 1:24 PMCould Climate Change Amplify the Zika Outbreak?One day, yes. But the U.S. is almost certainly safe for now.
Jan. 29 2016 9:48 AMThis Is Not the Fourth Industrial Revolution The meaningless phrase got tossed around a lot at this year’s World Economic Forum. 
Jan. 29 2016 7:01 AMHow Much Do You Know About Geoengineering?Take our Futurography quiz!
Jan. 28 2016 11:18 PMGOP Debates Use Magical Internet Tools to Discover What Matters to Voters