Your body is a temple, but it’s also a museum of natural history. Look closely and you’ll see parts that aren’t there because you need them but because your animal ancestors did. No longer serving their previous function but not costly enough to have disappeared, these remnants of our deep… Continue Reading Proof of evolution that you can find on your body

These 50 cards represent every person who took the SAT college entrance exam in 2017. In America, this score — this ranking of students — is hugely important. Elite schools like Yale or Harvard select the large majority of their students from this pile — the top 1 percent of… Continue Reading The problem with America’s college entrance exam

There’s this door on the 10th floor I just hate so much. Goddammit! Do you ever get this door wrong? “pretty regularly.” How often? “like 30% of the time.” Have you seen people misuse it? All the time. Every day. Constantly. I hate this door. Me too Kelsey. But here’s… Continue Reading It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

A decade ago, robots still seemed pretty limited. Now, not so much. And computers don’t just win chess any more, they can win Jeopardy. “Watson.” “What is the of the Elegance of the Hedgehog?” They can win Go. “There are about 200 possible moves for the average position in Go.”… Continue Reading The big debate about the future of work, explained

– So this lights gonna go on and that’s gonna light up. – The anticipation. – There you go. Triggering. – I pushed a button. – [Intercom] Triggering. (beeping) (loud metal popping) – So what is that sound we just heard? That’s the sound of $150 million plasma collider, blasting… Continue Reading Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

I have big news, everyone: I got new glasses. Do you like them? Great, thank you. The neat thing is that these are actually smart glasses, and they have a tiny little laser that’s in here that allows me to check my notifications, check the weather, talk to Alexa, get… Continue Reading Can these smart glasses do what Google couldn’t?

This is Fiery Cross island. It’s a little more than one square mile in size and it’s home to a Chinese military base. There’s a 10,000 foot airstrip, an advanced radar station, a missile defense system, and about 200 troops. But the strangest thing about Fiery Cross Island is that… Continue Reading Why China is building islands in the South China Sea

Paperless voting machines are just waiting to be hacked in 2020 we are a political cybersecurity reporter and a voting security expert ask us anything intelligence officials have repeatedly warned that Russian hackers will return to plague the 2020 presidential election But to be centralized and underfunded US election system… Continue Reading We are voting security experts in 2020election – ask us anything / AskReddit / AMA

“So once I added your RSS feed to our site, every single article that is published on is getting sent through a feed and we’re just like automatically creating a video for it.” “Oh my god that is so crazy. Every single article through our feed.” “Every single article.”… Continue Reading How smart is today’s artificial intelligence?