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Obituaries
Obituaries

We Lost Ursula K. Le Guin When We Needed Her Most

Her novels and stories spoke with the breath of her politics, a graceful and humanist blend of lyrical environmentalism, feminism, and anticapitalism.
Claire L. Evans
1.24.18
Broadband access
Broadband access

More Than 750 American Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks

A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom's monopoly.
Karl Bode
1.23.18
State of Repair
State of Repair

The Last Pinball Doctors

We met with the people repairing the games fueling America's pinball resurgence.
Jason Koebler
1.12.18
Dear Future
Dear Future

Theoretical Physicists Are Getting Closer to Explaining How NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Works

The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.
Giulio Prisco
10.31.17
Futures
Futures

Future Humans Will Colonize the Deep Sea

As sea levels rise, might humans simply go under it?
Becky Ferreira
10.31.17
bitcoin gold
bitcoin gold

Bitcoin Gold's Website Was DDoS'd Into Oblivion Immediately After the Fork

Bitcoin Gold's debut has some quirks.
Jordan Pearson
10.24.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Latest iOS Update Shows Apple Can Use Software to Break Phones Repaired by Independent Shops

"Non-genuine replacement displays may fail to work correctly."
Jason Koebler
10.13.17
Terraform
Terraform

Pity the Lonely Chatbot

Robots can't pass the Turing Test yet, but they still deserve our empathy.
Becky Ferreira
10.13.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

When Going to Space Becomes Your Normal Commute

For most of spaceflight history, astronauts have been government employees. That will soon change.
Becky Ferreira
10.10.17
Blade Runner
Blade Runner

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Isn't the Movie Denis Villeneuve Wanted to Make

Villeneuve is stuck in the gilded prison of the blockbuster filmmaker: You can make whatever you want, as long as it's forged from someone else’s memories.
Brenden Gallagher
10.9.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

The Dawn of a 'Transgenic Wilderness' Is Upon Us

Genetically modified hybrid animals could rehabilitate ecosystems that have been harmed by human development.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.17
Governance Structures
Governance Structures

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Propose Universal Basic Income Because Centrists Won’t Fix the Future

In 'What Happened,' Clinton says she considered a universal basic income, but "couldn't make the numbers work."
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17