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Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
Two new books—one on quantum physics, one on Thomas Kuhn—seek to reestablish the authority of reason and evidence.
Ted Hamilton interviews William Vollmann.
William T. Vollmann, Ted Hamilton
As it turns out, self-government and social connection are not the same thing.
By the 2020 election, the market for virtual reality is projected to increase twentyfold. That's great news for VR's proponents who relish the technology's persuasive powers, but what does it mean for those inside the headset?
The poems collected in What Nature were written in the predawn of the Sixth Extinction Event.
Timothy Donnelly, BK Fischer, Stefania Heim
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.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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