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Why Therapy Is Broken

Everyone is telling one another to “get help,” but few acknowledge that the practice is often flawed.

26/09/2022

What’s Next for Ethereum After The Merge

The blockchain project's cofounder Vitalik Buterin says its recent big upgrade lays a path for more technical changes, and greater adoption.

26/09/2022

Viruses to Fight Superbugs? Scientists Are Working on It

Phages may help fight drug-resistant infections—but finding the right ones for each bacterium is no mean feat.

26/09/2022

Growing Old Online

Millennials, the first generation to be online as kids, are starting to feel like we’ve aged out.  Is there a way to age gracefully on the internet?

25/09/2022

A Wheel Made of ‘Odd Matter’ Spontaneously Rolls Uphill

Physicists have solved a key problem of robotic locomotion by revising the usual rules of interaction between simple component parts.

25/09/2022

Philadelphia’s Diatom Archive Is a Way, Way, Wayback Machine

A cache of phytoplankton at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is helping researchers reconstruct historical coastlines.

24/09/2022

Slack and Teams’ Lax App Security Raises Alarms

New research shows how third-party apps could be exploited to infiltrate these sensitive workplace tools.

23/09/2022

The Physics of Going Fast—but Not Too Fast—on a Giant Slide

If you want to attain high speeds without getting airborne, it helps to know a little something about friction.

23/09/2022

A Danish City Built Google Into Its Schools—Then Banned It

An 8-year-old’s YouTube snafu—and one unlikely parent activist—sparked a nationwide debate on the tech giant’s ubiquity and handling of children’s data.

23/09/2022

The Wild Plan to Export Sun From the Sahara to the UK

By the time Scotland’s Hunterston B nuclear power station closed in January of this year, its dual reactors had produced enough energy to power 1.8 million British homes for 46 years. It also provided over 500 jobs to people living in one of the…

23/09/2022

The UK Is Rejoining the Space Race

Virgin Orbit will launch satellites from the country for the first time, bringing orbital flight capability to Europe.

23/09/2022

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