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Hard starts

Behind the scenes, our world is constantly rebooting. Rebooting is not just frequent, it is structured and varied.We are engineering this kind of granularity not just into computers, but also ourselves.

  • Iron Is the New Cholesterol: Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes, by Clayton Dalton
  • Yuval Noah Harari Is Worried About Our Souls: The big-data makeover of humanity could be a recipe for disaster, by Steve Paulson
  • Does Scrabble Need To Be Fixed? An experiment is controlling how much of Scrabble is luck, by Kevin McElwee
  • This issue also includes contributions from: Jesse Bering, Peter Brown, Jordana Cepelewicz, Fouad Khan, Gary Marcus, Linda Marsa, Margaret E. Morris, Adithya Rajagopalan, and Boria Sax.