How Ava DuVernay Made Sure the Central Park…

The Netflix miniseries When They See Us from Ava DuVernay is excruciating to watch—an unflinching look at the human wreckage left behind after New York City’s police, prosecutors, courts, and news media insisted that five…

Physicists See a Quantum Leap, Halt It, and…

When quantum mechanics was first developed a century ago as a theory for understanding the atomic-scale world, one of its key concepts was so radical, bold and counter-intuitive that it passed into popular language: the…

Why Siri and Alexa Weren’t Built to Smack…

“I’d blush if I could.”That was Siri’s programmed response to a user saying, “You’re a slut.” And really, there couldn’t be a more perfect example to illustrate the arguments in a new paper from UNESCO…

At 90, E. O. Wilson Still Thrives on…

No one else in biology has ever had a career quite like that of Edward O. Wilson. One of the world’s leading authorities on ants, an influential evolution theorist and an author who is at…