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.
What's holding the tech giants back from addressing racists and bigots trying to overrun their platforms isn't the limits of their technology. It's fear.
Techno-utopians sold a world on the narrative that the web was built for a free exchange of information. But that's never actually been true...
Foreign policy wonks want tech companies to battle censorship with the devices they sell to foreign countries. Unfortunately, they can't defeat math, even for a noble cause.
Despite the bad rap technocrats get, they're absolutely needed to keep dogma and blind faith from hijacking the day to day working of governments.
Living under constant surveillance does have some benefits like deterring crime and catching frauds and cheats, argues Charles Kenny.
Planetary scientists who want to study plants other than Mars and very unhappy with what they see as NASA's obsession with the red planet.
Too many of the lawmakers who sit on the House Science and Technology Committee are the absolute worst people to be on such a committee.
Two afflictions shared by a majority of the public are dragging down our advancements as a civilization and a species.
There's a fine line between being an expert trying to simplify a complex topic and an arrogant snob lecturing down to your audience. TED's all-stars are starting to cross that line.
A popular philosophical objection to life extension is that it would allow terrible people to live longer. The problem is that there will always be terrible people.