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What Synthetic Biology Has in Common With Queer Theory

Deciding what organisms (and people!) are “related” to each other is more complicated than it seems.

April 24 2017 7:15 AMHow Dogs’ Sensitive Noses Could Change Cancer DiagnosisThe humble snout has a lot to offer research.
April 20 2017 2:12 PMGisele Bündchen Is Less Anti-Trump Than She Is Pro-Environment
April 20 2017 9:00 AMWe Need a GitHub for Academic ResearchDown with the static, old-fashioned scholarly paper.
April 19 2017 1:17 PMYou Can Buy This $400 Juicer or Use Your Hand. They Do the Same Thing.
April 17 2017 7:40 PMFacebook Wanted Its Live Videos to Be “Raw and Visceral.” But Not Like This.
April 14 2017 11:34 AMFuture Tense Event: Do We Need to Stop Talking About “Curing” Cancer?
April 14 2017 7:13 AMA March Won’t Make the Public Respect ScienceHere’s what will.
April 13 2017 3:22 PMBurger King Overcame Google’s Defenses to Target Google Homes With Its New Ads
April 13 2017 10:01 AMOur Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the FutureAnd that has consequences.
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.
April 12 2017 1:55 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: How Courts Tiptoe Around Digital Privacy Decisions
April 10 2017 5:38 PMSomeone Set Off All of Dallas’ Tornado Sirens Over the Weekend. But Was It a Hack?
April 6 2017 6:47 PMHow Cheap Smartphones Leave the Poor More VulnerableMore expensive devices receive much stronger security protections.
April 6 2017 1:15 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About the New Space Race
April 5 2017 4:12 PMFree Police Body Cameras Come With a Price
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.
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.
April 19 2017 5:22 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: A Path Forward to Protect Consumer Privacy
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.
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.
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.
April 13 2017 5:16 PMNetizen Report: Censorship Spikes in Wake of Venezuela’s “Self-Inflicted Coup”
April 13 2017 2:30 PMWhy Does Facebook Still Seem So Helpless Against “Fake News”?
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.
April 12 2017 2:48 PMDisney’s Patent Filing for a Huggable Robot Patent Is Actually Pretty Great
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.
April 7 2017 7:45 AMShould You Be Able to Patent an Organism?The synthetic biology community is divided.
April 6 2017 1:37 PMFuturography Newsletter: Synthetic Biology and the Space Race
April 5 2017 5:54 PMNetizen Report: Online Battles Break Out Amid Elections in Armenia and Ecuador
April 5 2017 11:42 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: What Exactly Is Synthetic Biology?