Society

Culture

​The Game Theory of Thanksgiving

Gratitude can unleash epidemics of altruism. Watch out, or you might be the next to get infected...with NICENESS!
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
Data Data Everywhere

How Data Can Stop Your City From Burning to the Ground

NYC’s top data analytics guru Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki tells us how collecting the right info can prevent fires and save lives.
Nicholas Deleon
5.10.17
relationships

Your Roommate’s Genes May Be Changing Your Health

A new study in mice suggests that the live-in partner’s genes impacts things like wound healing, immune function, and anxiety.
Jovana Drinjakovic
1.31.17
GAMES

This Tabletop Game Forces You To Confront Humanity's Future Threats

The horrors of the future, from nuclear proliferation to plagues, are on full display in Eclipse Phase.
Yael Grauer
12.6.16
ANIMALS

The Surprising Similarities Between Whales and Primates

A whale biologist reports from the world’s biggest primatology conference.
Shane Gero
8.24.16
News

Robot Companies: Robots Won't Steal Our Jobs, They'll Be Our Minions

Human overlords will crack the whip, making robot laborers work around the clock, according to a new report.
Emiko Jozuka
11.19.15
News

The Internet Won’t Let Us Look Away From Murder

The same features of the internet that delight techno-utopians are making us miserable.
Sarah Jeong
8.27.15
Tinder

Someone Turned the Futility of Tinder Into an 8-Bit Game

Dating just got even more gamified.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.21.15
Gaming

The New 'Deus Ex' Game Nails Our Real-Life Cyborg Anxieties

Eidos Montréal’s latest cyberpunk shooter explores both our optimism and dread about cybernetic implants.
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
6.16.15
Internet

Watching People Snort Cocaine on Periscope Is Just the Beginning

What’s our obligation when watching people livestream illegal, stupid, or potentially dangerous activity?
Carl Franzen
4.6.15
Facebook

You Can Now Appoint Someone to Update Your Facebook Status to 'Dead'

A “legacy contact" is sort of like an executor of a will, but for your selfies.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.12.15