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Computational Control of a Living Brain?

How an AI agent learned to guide an animal to food—and what it might mean for Parkinson’s patients.

by Jonathan Shaw

Fictions about the Forces Driving Migration

Glenda Carpio on the new migration narrative

by Nina Pasquini

Controlling AI Influence over Consumers

When pricing algorithms take advantage of an individual’s ignorance, legal scrutiny is in order.

by Max J. Krupnick

Deciphering Lyme Disease

Whole-genome analysis exposes the sophistication and vulnerabilities underlying Lyme disease.

by Jonathan Shaw

Values and Voting Patterns

Thinking globally versus locally is predictive of political views

What Makes Fish Fast?

George Lauder investigates nature’s solutions to underwater speed.

Preparing for the Energy Transition

Expect massive job losses in industries associated with fossil fuels. The time to get ready is now.

by Erin O'Donnell

Reforming International Finance

Is it time to reform global financial institutions that support economic and political stability?

by Max J. Krupnick

The Brain-Cancer Link

Growth-stimulating crosstalk between the brain and cancer tumors presents a new target for therapy.

by Daniel Oberhaus

Polishing off Plastic Pollution?

Engineering microbes to metabolize plastic waste

by Colleen Walsh

Picking Team Players

A test can identify these productivity-boosting personnel.

by Max J. Krupnick