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To Beat COVID-19, Think Like a Fighter Pilot

How an aerial-combat theory can help fight the outbreak.

Why I Built a Dumb Cell Phone with a Rotary Dial

You too can build a phone that feels good to use. Some soldering required.

Mapping Gay-Friendly Cities Through History

A data analyst uncovers a timeless message about correlation.

The Cultural Distances Between Us

Mapping the world’s psychological traits.

What Are the Odds of Alien Contact?

Bringing the Drake Equation up to date.

How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music

I wanted to build the ideal collaborator. Was I ever surprised.

Is Net Zero Emissions an Impossible Goal?

What it would take to suck more carbon dioxide out of the air than we put in.

Are Neural Networks About to Reinvent Physics?

The revolution of machine learning has been greatly exaggerated.