Who Should Make the Rules That Govern AI?
One question for Laura Weidinger and Iason Gabriel, research scientists at Google DeepMind.
Global Warming Could Make Some Fish Less Nutritious
The nutrient composition of ocean life is changing.
A Conversation with Animal Rights Pioneer Peter Singer
“Animal Liberation” is nearly 50 years old. What have we learned?
Do Animals Get Drunk?
Why evolving a taste for getting tipsy could prove adaptive.
The Longevity Skeptic
This biochemist calls BS on extending human lifespan. Is he right?
Why Scientists Need to Get High
Psychoactive drugs have long been hailed as miracle cures. But you can only understand the paths they blaze through the mind if you’ve traveled them.
Why Do People Believe the Earth Is Flat?
One question for José Arroyo-Barrigüete, an economist at Comillas Pontifical University in Spain.
What an Oyster Hears
Listening for the sounds of coastal restoration.
Is Consciousness More Like Chess or the Weather?
Our minds seem both physical and intangible. That paradox has gripped this neuroscientist since childhood.
AI Shouldn’t Decide What’s True
Experts on why trusting artificial intelligence to give us the truth is a foolish bargain.