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Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.  

Sept. 22 2017 9:00 AMHow to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the FutureAutonomous author Annalee Newitz explains how she went about building her 2144.
Sept. 21 2017 1:12 PMThe Meteorologist’s LamentWeather forecasting is better than ever—but the public doesn’t seem to realize that.
Sept. 20 2017 6:02 PMSheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Is Overhauling Its Ad System That Allowed Anti-Semitic Targeting
Sept. 20 2017 4:15 PMEquifax Repeatedly Tweeted the Wrong URL for Its Website About the Data Breach
Sept. 20 2017 3:02 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Predictions Gone Bad
Sept. 20 2017 2:43 PMAmazon Is Suggesting “Frequently Bought Together” Items That Can Make a Bomb
Sept. 20 2017 1:28 PMHow Star Trek’s Transporter Could Really WorkOne of my favorite scenes from the original series was very wrong, but it also anticipated the future.
Sept. 19 2017 7:45 AMBlack Robes and Crystal BallsSupreme Court justices like to predict the future. They aren’t very good at it.
Sept. 18 2017 7:15 AMThe Race to Build a Computer Powerful Enough to Predict the FutureIt will take a machine 1 trillion times faster than your laptop.
Sept. 15 2017 2:27 PMAll Aboard the Bullet Train to the FutureHow the Chinese could stop worrying and learn to love the uncertain tomorrow.
Sept. 15 2017 11:16 AMThe Future of FashionAs seen in a century of movies.
Sept. 15 2017 7:55 AMWhat the Heck Is Threatcasting?To imagine the future, we also need to think about potential dangers.
Sept. 14 2017 2:26 PMJennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry Guide Us Through Windows 95The charming tutorial shows tech companies used to fear us.
Sept. 14 2017 10:48 AMNintendo Unleashes Mario’s Nipples in a New Game, and They Are Super
Sept. 13 2017 2:39 PMThe Trump Administration Is Barely Regulating Self-Driving Cars. What Could Go Wrong?
Sept. 21 2017 4:50 PMEquinox Has Had a Rough Couple Weeks on Twitter, Thanks to Autocorrect
Sept. 21 2017 9:00 AMThe Most Empowering Tool for Hurricane RecoveryWant to help residents rebuild after Harvey and Irma? Give them access to reliable data.
Sept. 20 2017 4:58 PMGermany’s New Social Media Law Puts a Price on Hate Speech
Sept. 20 2017 3:52 PMThe Alt-Right’s Favorite Social Network Has a Point About GoogleThe company probably does have too much power over the information economy. And it keeps showing us why.
Sept. 20 2017 3:02 PMWhy Do the Terms of Service for This Dating App Have a Whole Section on Polo?
Sept. 20 2017 2:06 PMCan Your Smartphone Read Your Mind?New apps promise to diagnose mental health problems. But there are reasons to be cautious.
Sept. 20 2017 7:20 AMThe Futurism Industry’s Blind SpotEven the most far-out visions of tomorrow assume capitalism will survive.
Sept. 18 2017 9:00 AMWhen Is That Breakthrough Technology Coming?It’s always “five to 10 years away.”
Sept. 15 2017 2:52 PMFuture Tense Event: Franklin Foer to Discuss World Without Mind With Jacob Weisberg
Sept. 15 2017 2:14 PMWe Need a Law Requiring Faster Disclosure of Data Breaches—Now
Sept. 15 2017 10:10 AMIf You Want to Run a Group Chat in China, Be Ready to Censor Your Friends
Sept. 14 2017 6:33 PMFacebook Let Advertisers Target “Jew-Haters.” It Doesn’t End There.
Sept. 14 2017 1:56 PMWhy You Should Be Suspicious of That Study Claiming A.I. Can Detect a Person’s Sexual Orientation
Sept. 14 2017 9:01 AMWe Are the FutureThere’s one critical, not-so-easy way to persuade people to fight climate change.
Sept. 13 2017 2:05 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Is Science Fiction Predicting the Future?