The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Meet the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability
No one knows exactly what surprises the future has in store for us. The surprises of the past, however, are a lot less mysterious. Today, we want you to cast an eye backwards and tell us about the biggest surprise that the past you never would have believed was in the future.
Today from 12-1 PM PST, Annalee Newitz will be here talking about her new book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She'll be in conversation with MIT science journalism professor Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus. And with you! Join us in a conversation about mass extinction,…
From 1-2 PM EST, I was live online at the Washington Post, talking about my article on how dark times change the way we imagine the future in science fiction. Now you can read the transcript of the chat, with typos and all.