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Could the metaverse amplify online harassment?
Here’s how to make the next iteration of the internet more inclusive.
Does South Africa still need private rhino breeders to fight poaching?
John Hume might be keeping up to 13 percent of the world's white rhinos on his ranch. Not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
Ancient robots were objects of fantasy and fun
Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots have been part of the human imagination for thousands of years.
Deepfakes could help us relive history—or rewrite it
Either way, it's a slippery slope.
What happens when your doctor and pharmacist are the same person
In the US, the physician-dispensing landscape is still messy.
Families struggling with the legacy of Zika feel abandoned by science
The Zika outbreak in Brazil left hundreds of babies with congenital disabilities. Now many of their families are wondering where the research is.
Is ‘vegan’ leather really better for the planet?
Step away from the pleather.
Thrift shopping is an environmental and ethical trap
There’s a smarter way to do it.
There isn’t much science supporting wilderness therapy for teens
Some programs swear by the pricey intervention, but the results are still up in the air.
A key tool to fighting the opioid crisis is in short supply
Is a price tag of $40 too high to save a life?