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Social insects cooperate to curb the spread of pathogens. Maybe their systems of behavior can help human societies battling pandemics of our own.
Planning a socially-distanced camping trip? Now is the time to stock up on things like backpacks and tents.
How scientists can repurpose a bacterial immune system to alter DNA, making everything from cheap insulin to extra starchy corn.
Whatever the distance, these ideas will help you feel closer in these trying times.
As ransomware groups turn their attention to bigger game, expect more high-profile targets to fall.
This week, Twitch streamer Pokimane demonstrated how to expertly handle the internet drama industrial complex.
Bitcoin payments and IP addresses led investigators to two of the alleged perpetrators in just over two weeks.
The short-video app is wildly popular with teens, but officials fear it could be a conduit for data to China, or for Beijing’s propaganda.
Accountability is coming—not just because Congress had an impressive hearing this week, but because the confluence of crises now demand action.
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed.
Sci-fi author Arkady Martine's novel is set in an advanced, galaxy-spinning futuristic empire. But that doesn't mean it's a utopia.
Plus: Microsoft’s monopolistic days, life without a Covid vaccine, and bogus hand sanitizer.
This year, some worthy contenders got nods—Watchmen! Zendaya!—but quite a few essential performances were overlooked.
This electric toothbrush uses Bluetooth to keep your teeth happy and clean, but they'll start chattering when you see the price tag.
A centuries-old anti-Semitic myth is spreading freely on far-right corners of social media—suggesting a new digital Dark Age has arrived.
This week, we list the Amazon Prime benefits you don’t know about, and tell you how to take advantage of them while you shelter in place.
Underwater “sexual parasitism” between male and female allows two bodies to become one. Now we know the reason why.
Synthetic video and audio seemed pretty bad. Synthetic writing—ubiquitous and undetectable—will be far worse.
The movement of demonstrators echoes the fluid collective responses of the animal world, as groups respond to threats and signal across large spaces.
The former Google engineer, who pleaded guilty to stealing the company's self-driving car technology, says he'd be at heightened risk for Covid-19.