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Daily Dystopia

AI Will Soon Identify Protesters With Their Faces Partly Concealed

A new paper has troubling implications.
Louise Matsakis
9.6.17
medicine

Inside the Morbidly Fascinating Autopsy Handbook that Changed Medical History

Andreas Vesalius wasn’t about to let cultural taboos stop him from cutting up dead people, no sir.
Becky Ferreira
9.11.16
Cambridge

Richard Stallman Braved a Winter Storm Last Night to March Against DRM

As representatives of Comcast, Netflix and Microsoft meet to discuss the future of the web, an angry crowd is forming outside.
Jon Christian
3.21.16
uk

Why the US Is Buying Up So Many UK Artificial Intelligence Companies

DeepMind, SwiftKey, VocalIQ—Does the UK need to worry about a brain drain in artificial intelligence?
Nicole Kobie
3.15.16
Space

Astronomers Find the Milky Way's Oldest Stars

They existed before our galaxy was even formed and contain traces of the first stars in the universe.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.15
robots

This Robot Mom Builds Kids and Judges Which Is Best

It’s survival of the fittest, robo-style.
Emiko Jozuka
8.12.15
videos

Ants' Grooming Combs Could Hold the Key to Cleaning Nanogadgets

Mimicking the bugs’ natural cleaning abilities could help scientists clean sensitive electronics.
John Ambrosio
7.27.15
Bitcoin

Why Is This Bitcoin ATM Decomposing in a Burger Joint?

The company that claims to run the world’s largest network of Bitcoin ATMs seems to have misplaced a kiosk.
Jon Christian
7.2.15
death

Now We Know How Galaxies Die

The galactic strangler remains at large.
Ben Richmond
5.13.15
Cambridge

Can You Make It Through This Post About Ancient Penis Worm Dentistry?

It's not as bad as it sounds. (Just kidding: it is.)
Michael Byrne
5.6.15
Cambridge

These Are The Oldest Fossilized Muscles, and They Are Rewriting Prehistory

Haootia quadriformis: do you even lift?
Becky Ferreira
8.27.14
Boston

A Bitcoin Bazaar Is Springing Up Around MIT

It's Cambridge's "DeCENTRALized SQUARE."
Meghan Neal
5.9.14