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What does media sensationalism say about our ability to fight pandemics?

Chaos. Everything I see is a blur of red and gray: people in the streets doubled over in pain, hacking up fresh crimson blood, ambulances rushing back and forth, only...

Get Involved: Open Source Technology Fighting COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide a guide to the open source initiatives working to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read on if you would like to help...

Why Sustainability Makes Economic Sense

“We are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.” – Larry Fink, 2020

My Dealings with Museum Security in Florence

It was a blistering hot day in Florence, part of the record-breaking heat wave of 2019. The kind of day where, despite the thick white coat of sunscreen I lathered...

Can we achieve symbiosis with machines? Neuralink and Facebook try to answer the question.

Today’s internet-enabled devices are competing for our attention, all the time. What if there was some way we could escape the loop of digital addiction? What if we could become...

The Many Definitions of Intelligence

What was Albert Einstein’s IQ? Many sources online will tell you it was 160. But a quick foray into the supporting evidence for this number reveals that most sources have...