Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Author: Emma Varvaloucas
“I’m sorry to hear that you and your wife have decided to get divorced.”
A sample conversation with ChatGPT shows both the promise and the limitations of the technology.
Op-ed: More speech, not bans, is the lasting solution to hate speech
Is deplatforming individuals like Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Andrew Tate more harmful than helpful?
Should I buy an electric car?
You asked, we answered.
Fighting with the Ukrainian Language
Six months into Russia's invasion, interest in the Ukrainian language is still soaring. Speaking and learning it is everything from a show of resistance within Ukraine to a way of welcoming refugees outside of it.
What Could Go Right? Advice for positive political change
First step: are you registered to vote? Plus, peering into the protein universe, Kansas rejects potential abortion restrictions, and more
Why do we so consistently underestimate progress?
Three reasons why a radically better future is more likely than we think
How Progress Compounds and Why It Matters
Thinking about the future does not require endless hyperbole or even forecasting. There are patterns, from a long-term perspective.
Brewing Milk in Bioreactors
Cellular agriculture startups are culturing human and bovine cells in bioreactors to produce more sustainable milk without animals.
Have we made any progress on climate change?
Yes. We're not on track for 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, but we're in a very different place than we were even five years ago.
Taking the Bold Step Out
Civic organizations in gang-riddled Cape Town are helping female gangsters exit gangs and build a better life for themselves.
We have the first fully complete human genome. So what?
With genome sequencing becoming more accessible, more rare disease patients can get an accurate diagnosis of their conditions.