impact of technology
Space flight will always be a risky business
A failure rate of 5 percent may not be a great advertisement for space tourism.
Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.
The Nobel limelight: literary fame wasn’t always so fleeting
Today it is celebrity lite -- people are interested in success stories, not the writer's output.
The ultimate in reality TV
A Dutch group is seriously organising one-way expeditions to Mars. Is that ethical?
Left to their own devices?
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Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.
All wired up: the contraceptive chip
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.
The robot says you flunked
Let's hope that people who say there's no difference between machines and people don't end up running the machines.
Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.
You can’t see the doctor: he’s checking boxes right now
Imposing the heavy hand of the Federal government is not the way to enforce uniform standards.
The cloudy future
The big technology companies are forcing us into the Cloud, whether we like it or not.
Bored? Don’t worry, it might be the start of something brilliant
Boredom has a purpose - it signals that you are searching for new goals.
Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
The prophet of Silicon Valley
One of the tech industry's most revered figures is a leading light in the transhumanist movement.
In praise of honest work
If we believed in the honour of work, employment would take care of itself.
The perils of multitasking
Distraction can literally be deadly.
Facing up to Facebook bullying
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.
Happy birthday to Google, the teenager that runs the world
By the time you were 15, had you become a verb?
Data mining is a risky business
Remember: the bad guys can fight back by manipulating the algorithms.
Will your kids suffer from digital dementia?
Can young brains withstand six or seven hours a day in front of computer screens?
The slow death of a pseudo-discipline
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.
Gathering private information online is abuse of state power
We urgently need a debate on the right of Big Government to trawl through Big Data.
Let’s print some guns
Dedicated libertarians want to use 3-D printer technology to make guns that kill people.
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