what is the metaverse and why you’re going to hate it
# tech

what is the metaverse and why you’re going to hate it

Social media platforms want to take a note from dystopian science fiction and lock you into a virtual world for growth and profit.

nothing to see in the galactic core, move along
# space

nothing to see in the galactic core, move along

Astronomers detected a new, strange signal from the heart of our galaxy to the delight of social media users ready for a sign from an alien civilization…

how do you solve a problem like facebook?
# tech

how do you solve a problem like facebook?

Facebook is now the poster child for all of Big Tech’s evils, and deservedly so. The big question is what comes next.

nasa is getting ready to defend the planet by shooting at asteroids
# space

nasa is getting ready to defend the planet by shooting at asteroids

Dinosaurs may have had no choice but to get wiped out by a catastrophic impact from outer space. But we have options. And we’re starting to test them on real asteroids.

why your genes rarely determine your fate
# science

why your genes rarely determine your fate

The question of nature vs. nurture may never be settled when it comes to humans.

the forgotten power of science fiction
# education

the forgotten power of science fiction

We live in a world science fiction and dreams built. Then we let the worst among us turn it into a nightmare.

if you want to save the world, relax, and start daydreaming
# health

if you want to save the world, relax, and start daydreaming

The quest for a minimalistic life could be the best thing for the future of humanity.

how anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers added years to the covid pandemic
# health

how anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers added years to the covid pandemic

We held the key to defeating the COVID-19 in our hands. Then, our worst citizens gave the virus a second lease on life, and millions more will die before this is over.

when, why, and how popular science lies to you
# science

when, why, and how popular science lies to you

When science, the media, and short-sighted metrics meet, the end result is often long on flash and short on facts.

to save society, should we talk to strangers?
# science

to save society, should we talk to strangers?

New research says that talking to strangers has a lot of mental benefits. And they may just help us out of the societal mess we’re in today.

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