What Happened After the Chicken-Pox Vaccine?
In the COVID era, the success of the varicella vaccine in the nineties is staggering to contemplate.
February 7, 2022
The Strange, Unfinished Saga of Cyberpunk 2077
How a video game that imagined a bleak future came to model dystopia, in more ways than one.
December 10, 2021
Discovering the Oldest Figural Paintings on Earth
While working as an independent archeologist, an Indonesian grad student revised the human story.
November 13, 2021
The Mysterious Case of the COVID-19 Lab-Leak Theory
Did the virus spring from nature or from human error?
October 12, 2021
The Moral Bankruptcy of Facebook
The whistle-blower Frances Haugen hoped that her revelations would prompt a reckoning. Instead, the company has doubled down.
October 7, 2021
Where Do Species Come From?
By studying crows, a German biologist has helped to solve a centuries-old mystery.
September 21, 2021
How Epic Games Made a Dent in Apple’s App Store Domination
In a calculated bit of legal trolling, the video-game company has landed a victory with major implications for users and developers alike.
September 17, 2021
The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books
Increasingly, books are something that libraries do not own but borrow from the corporations that do.
September 2, 2021
The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight
The F.A.A. is investigating the ship’s off-course descent.
September 1, 2021
In an Increasingly Noisy Arctic, Will Narwhals Fall Silent?
The marine mammals have been observed to stop vocalizing, hunting, and feeding after hearing underwater blasts.
August 31, 2021