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In this issue: "10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2015: Where Are They Now?" by Tom Simonite; "5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016" by Will Knight; "What Will It Take to Build a Virtuous AI?" by Will Knight; "What Robots and AI Learned in 2015" by Will Knight; "The 6 Most Important Things That Happened in Virtual Reality in 2015" by Rachel Metz; "Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms" by Antonio Regalado; "Parents Turn to Prozac to Treat Down Syndrome" by Bonnie Rochman; "2015 in Biomedicine: Baby Engineering, Spray-On GMOs, and Cancer Cures" by Antonio Regalado.
In this issue: "The Search for Planet X": In the far reaches of the solar system, a hidden planet larger than Earth may be lurking. "Bitter Taste Bodyguards": Bitter taste receptors are not only on the tongue but throughout the body, where they defend us against microbial invaders. "The Quantum Hack": Quantum computers will render today's cryptographic methods obsolete. What happens then? "Six Billion in Africa": Population projections for the continent are alarming. The solution: empower women.
In this issue: "Can Airbnb Unite the World?": After the attacks in Paris, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is redoubling his efforts to expand his business—and close the cultural gaps between us. "What's Really Going on Inside Tinder?": Sean Rad is wrestling with the future of his dating-app company—and with his polarizing persona. "How Ipsy Founder Michelle Phan Is Using Influencers to Reinvent the Cosmetics Industry": YouTube star Michelle Phan is changing the marketing playbook for makeup.
In this issue: "Where Am I? Where Am I Going?": Scientists are discovering how the brain navigates. "Rings of a Super Saturn": Astronomers have discovered a gargantuan planetary ring system and possibly a moon around another star. "Death in the Water": Arsenic poisoning from wells is getting worse in India and other parts of Asia, harming millions while scientists scramble to find safer sources. "An On/Off Switch for Genes": Research and developing molecular switches that can inactivate transplanted genes, paving the way for safer gene therapies. First up – better treatments for cancer.
In this issue: "A Change of Mind" by Bonnie Rochman. "Kindergarten for Computers" by Will Knight. "Are Young Athletes Risking Brain Damage?" by Amanda Schaffer. "Hot and Violent" by David Rotman. "Stop Emissions!" by Ken Caldeira. "A Sensible Climate Policy" by Richard Martin. "The End of Internet Advertising as We've Known It" by Doc Searls.
Diana Bianchi championed tests that find Down syndrome early in pregnancy. Now can she find a way to treat it?
One cognitive scientist thinks the leading approach to machine learning can be improved by ideas gleaned from studying children.
In this issue: "World Changing Ideas 2015": Eye control, bacterial kill switches, deep learning, slow-motion chemistry, and other disruptive advances. "Telescope Wars": Bitter rivalries among three teams of scientists have slowed progress in extremely large telescopes, the best hope of ground-based astronomy. "What Killed the Dinosaurs": The asteroid strike was bad. The timing was worse. "Genomics for the People": A clinic that treats Amish and Mennonite children show the promise of genomics for preventing disease.
Twitter unveils initiatives aimed at making money from its users’ data and behavior.
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