Seven New Year’s resolutions for Big Tech in…

Every January, Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, likes to go public with a resolution for the year ahead. His 2018 one to “fix Facebook” has clearly been an epic fail, given the stream of privacy scandals…

The day I tasted climate change

In early November, gale-force winds whipped a brush fire into an inferno that nearly consumed the town of Paradise, California, and killed at least 85 people.By the second morning, I could smell the fire from…

Never mind killer robots—here are six real AI…

Once it was fashionable to fret about the prospect of super-intelligent machines taking over the world. The past year showed that AI may cause all sorts of hazards long before that happens.The latest AI methods…

AI is reinventing the way we invent

Regina Barzilay’s office at MIT affords a clear view of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Amgen’s drug discovery group is a few blocks beyond that. Until recently, Barzilay, one of the world’s leading researchers…

China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains…

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before…

The first privately funded trip to the moon…

Update: The SpaceIL lander was launched and deployed successfully on February 21, at 8:45 p.m. aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. It's expected arrival on the lunar surface is April 2019.More than 10 years ago, Google…