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Opinion: Make electric vehicles affordable for the rest of us

    2022-06-22 Opinion Make electric vehicles affordable for the rest of us OPINION: EV subsidies are poorly designed and mostly benefit the rich. Some simple changes could make them more effective and equitable. By Tamara Sheldon As an environmentalist who totes kids around town, I would love to buy an electric car. But here […]

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The Long, Uncertain Road to Artificial General Intelligence

2022-06-03 The Long, Uncertain Road to Artificial General Intelligence  By Tristan Greene Last month, DeepMind, a subsidiary of technology giant Alphabet, set Silicon Valley abuzz when it announced Gato, perhaps the most versatile artificial intelligence model in existence. Billed as a “generalist agent,” Gato can perform over 600 different tasks. It can drive a robot, […]

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Opinion: Trolling Is Taking a Toll on Science Journalism

Trolling Is Taking a Toll on Science Journalism  by Lisa Palmer & Silvio Waisbord For the past several years, we’ve watched with rising concern as journalists in the United States and abroad have been increasingly subjected to online harassment. As journalism professors specializing in science reporting and violence against the press at George Washington University, […]

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To Prevent Future Variants, We Must Protect Those Most At Risk

2022-03-19 To Prevent Future Variants, We Must Protect Those Most At Risk By Michael Rose As the omicron wave wanes, people across the U.S. are welcoming reprieve from a virus that has killed nearly 1 million Americans and hospitalized millions more. But as recent articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other outlets have pointed […]

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A New GMO Labeling Rule Takes Effect, but Food Anxieties Remain

A New GMO Labeling Rule Takes Effect, but Food Anxieties Remain By Kavin Senapathy On Jan. 1, the long-running public debate about labeling genetically modified foods entered a new phase. A U.S. federal rule went into effect mandating that food companies disclose whether their products contain a detectable amount of recombinant DNA — genetic material […]

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It’s Time to Rethink the 12-hour Nursing Shift

It’s Time to Rethink the 12-hour Nursing Shift  by Maile Mercer Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the nursing profession was in dire straits. An aging U.S. population was raising the demand for nurses faster than professional schools could supply them, and increasingly, people working in the field were calling it quits, citing burnout and unsafe […]

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