Catch up on the most important updates from this week.
Though you might expect Tom Gerencer’s stories to be light-hearted, they contain a dark streak of angst.
Plus: The Twitternomics of promoted posts, Google’s updated code of conduct, and North America’s changing climate.
The technique can be used to track how water flows through plants—which could be key to breeding more resilient crops in an increasingly hot, dry climate.
Overreliance on the world’s favorite building material will lead to more crumbling towers, dams, bridges, and roads. And way more greenhouse gases.
It seems increasingly likely that antitrust and content moderation tools aren’t up to the task. Here’s what we do next.
From cell phone radiation and RFID blockers to UVC sanitizers, we investigated whether popular products are truly keeping you safe—or just scaremongering.
For years, GDQ has brought together gamers to speedrun for charity. After a year of loss and loneliness, the event means so much more.