Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Social media is changing the world for the worse, which has some people wondering if it’s time to start regulating it. But regulation could be a much worse cure than the disease.
Far too much of what passes for forensic science in courtrooms fails to meet basic scientific standards while sending people to jail. And those who could fix this problem are refusing to help us.
Australian lawmakers stunned the country’s techies by passing a law requiring them to help law enforcement snoop on encrypted data on request, and putting e-commerce and basic digital security at risk.
A California law mandating disclosure of any potentially cancer-causing chemicals is starting to cross the line from useful advice into eye-rolling alarmism.
Trump & Co. are showing us what happens when amateurs with huge chips on their shoulder take on jobs that require nuance and expertise.
If your code can result in people being sent to jail for decades, if not death row, that code should be open source and subject to review. The courts don't seem to understand that yet.
Asteroid mining may require changes to The Outer Space Treaty and the consequences of amending it badly could be very serious...
Some activists want to see virtual crime punished by real world consequences. They do not want to go down that road and what it would entail.
Religious protections and exemptions have gone so far that in certain cases, neglecting and abusing children is legal as long as you claim there's a religious reason for it.
Computers respect the letter of the law, but they can't understand the spirit. That's why they're terrible at real world policing.