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why the biggest galaxies have the fewest new stars
# space

why the biggest galaxies have the fewest new stars

Some of the largest galaxies in the cosmos aren’t creating new stars. Now scientists finally think they know why.

why the next big leap in a.i. isn’t new math, but energy savings
# tech

why the next big leap in a.i. isn’t new math, but energy savings

We keep seeing artificial intelligence do more and more impressive things. But the most impressive thing it can do next is to fit in our hands.

can we really bring extinct species back to life? and is it a good idea?
# science

can we really bring extinct species back to life? and is it a good idea?

Bioengineering company Colossal wants to bring back the wooly mammoth and the thylacine. But could they actually do it? And most importantly, should they?

why your bosses are spying on you, and why they need to stop
# tech

why your bosses are spying on you, and why they need to stop

In a quest for productivity from remote workers, companies are creating a totalitarian nightmare in which computers police employees’ every second.

how governments are using babies’ genes to investigate their parents
# science

how governments are using babies’ genes to investigate their parents

Police are starting to use newborns’ blood samples in criminal investigations involving their parents, alarming privacy advocates and legal scholars.

how and why machines are getting into art
# tech

how and why machines are getting into art

Writing, animation, and illustration, things that used to be uniquely human, are now being invaded by artificial intelligence. So, what’s next for creatives?

why scientists want to grow a tiny version of you in a petri dish
# health

why scientists want to grow a tiny version of you in a petri dish

A newly proposed technique for 3D printing human organs and fighting aging requires your embryonic clone. But just for a little bit.

laser coffee, coming soon to a café near you?
# science

laser coffee, coming soon to a café near you?

Scientists figured out how to make cold brew coffee in a matter of minutes with laser pulses.

where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?
# science

where is planet nine hiding? and does it actually exist?

Yet another study promising to help us find a planet beyond the orbit of Pluto fails. So, where exactly is Planet Nine? And why haven’t we found it?

the cosmic buffet: are black holes snacking on neutron stars?
# space

the cosmic buffet: are black holes snacking on neutron stars?

A new simulation says that black holes are eating neutron stars and lighting up our telescopes with mysterious bursts of energy.

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