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Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
Silicon Valley has turned the problem of marine plastic waste into yet another avenue for “disruption.” But why should clean oceans have to make good business sense?
New Zealand’s response to medical misconduct should be a model for the rest of the world.
Standing Rock shows us that businesses don't simply silence protestors, they also discredit and bankrupt them.
There is more than enough wind energy to power our future. But our model of paying for it is stuck in the past.
David McDermott Hughes
What constitutes a good death? On end-of-life care and assisted suicide.
F. M. Kamm
Many visions of the future proliferate in Silicon Valley. Which one is worth fighting for?
Global capitalism is no longer simply characterized by uneven development, it is characterized by uneven disaster.
Of the pioneers who drove the information technology revolution, Claude Shannon may have been the most brilliant. A new book resurrects his legacy.
Tech billionaires love to declare the death of liberal arts, but could they instead be the future of Silicon Valley?
From the Great Lakes to the Flint River, we have devastated our waters through negligence, lethargy, and good intentions.
It is no longer necessary to feel ill in order to be ill.
Christopher J. Phillips
Biodiversity should be maintained by using it, not by storing it under ice.
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Charles H. Clavey
Justin H. Vassallo
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