The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls

Scientific publishers charge so much that even Harvard can’t afford it anymore.…

Bitcoin Exposed Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Aim: Making Money

Bitcoin is a prime example of how Silicon Valley touts “democratization” and…

How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shapes a New Political Reality

The newly elected congressmember offers older colleagues a master class in social…

Chicago’s New 311 System Is a Huge Win for Public Works

When cities hand off infrastructure projects to private companies, they often end…

The Invisible Reality of Brand-New Motherhood on Instagram

Instagram is full of serene, beautiful, caftan-clad mothers. But nothing on the…

Watching Our Weight Could Be Killing Us

Body size and food consumption might not be the be-all, end-all of…

It’s Time to Rethink Who’s Best Suited for Space Travel

Being an astronaut is mentally and physically grueling—which is why people with…

All This Newfound Cynicism Is Going to Hamper Big Tech

The public no longer gives Facebook, Google, Twitter, and the other tech…

AG Nominee William Barr Is No Friend of Telecom Competition

A likely shoo-in to be the next attorney general, William Barr spent…

Apple, the iPhone, and the Innovator’s Dilemma

The next great idea in tech is not going to emerge from…