Polars New Smartwatch Reminds You to Eat and…

Every endurance athlete fears the dreaded bonk. There you are, running without a care in the world, when all of a sudden your body crashes. Abruptly, you metamorphose from a capable person into an immobile…

The New Intimacy, Brought to You by Covid-19

More than a century ago, the British writer E. M. Forster published a parable about the solitary endgame of technological progress. In his story, “The Machine Stops,” the humans of the far future live underground…

Metaphors Matter in a Time of Pandemic

Vibrating, near-hallucinatory, the Manú National Park in Peru is among the most biodiverse places on earth. Just about every one of the park's 4.3 million acres, where the Tropical Andes meet the Amazon Basin, seethes…

This Bot Hunts Software Bugs for the Pentagon

Late last year, David Haynes, a security engineer at internet infrastructure company Cloudflare, found himself gazing at a strange image. “It was pure gibberish,” he says. “A whole bunch of gray and black pixels, made…