A Political and Literary Forum
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
Polls are bad at picking presidents but still have much to teach us.
Claude S. Fischer
University fossil-fuel divestment is a well-meaning, but misguided, enterprise.
David G. Victor
The recurring, and often conflicting, narratives of technology and progress.
Two men test their ethical and spiritual mettle by raising and slaughtering pigs.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Michigan law shields decision-makers from public scrutiny.
Symbiosis, not just gradual change, may lie at the heart of how evolution works.
Railways are leaving themselves at risk of dangerous hacking—and they know it.
It is impossible to divorce nature from human influence. Can that influence be democratic?
For anti-Assad rebels, a southern spring has become a kind of suicide bomb.
The FDA has approved an ineffective drug for a disease that may not exist.
Hair tests, bite marks, blood spatter: it’s mostly magic.
Nathan J. Robinson
The patent war for DNA-editing technology
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William Callison, Quinn Slobodian
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