The Ad-Hoc Group of Activists and Academics Convening a “Real Facebook Oversight Board”
The initiative, launched by the British investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr, plans to help protect the U.S. election by embracing a broad definition of oversight.
October 15, 2020
What Will Cold-and-Flu Season Mean for the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Without a national strategy to limit the virus’s spread, the country faces the “darkest winter in modern history.”
October 1, 2020
Scientists Advance on One of Technology’s Holy Grails
Designer proteins could help us build new materials, clean up the environment, and even fight COVID-19.
September 18, 2020
Jonathan Rothberg’s Race to Invent the Ultimate Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Test
The inventor and entrepreneur prophesies a future in which self-testing is one more morning ritual, between brushing teeth and putting on a pot of coffee.
August 29, 2020
What Can America Learn from Europe About Regulating Big Tech?
When the Dutch politician Marietje Schaake arrived in Silicon Valley, she realized just how bizarre American thinking about the industry had become.
August 18, 2020
How Vulnerable Is G.P.S.?
An engineering professor has proved—and exploited—its vulnerabilities.
August 6, 2020
How Harvard’s Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance-Learning Empire
David Malan, of the hit class CS50, was working to perfect online teaching long before the pandemic. Is his method a model for the future of higher education?
July 21, 2020
How a Potential Treatment for the Coronavirus Turned Up in a Scientist’s Freezer
In the race to develop antibody drugs for COVID-19, a Dutch team found itself ahead of the pack.
July 20, 2020
How to Plan a Space Mission
At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scientists learn what it takes to leave the Earth behind.
July 12, 2020
Why You Can’t Just Vote on Your Phone During the Pandemic
For computer scientists who study election software, online-voting programs are a security nightmare, vulnerable to malware and manipulation.
June 19, 2020