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SciFriday: Westworld and the Nature of Reality

April 27, 2018

Season 2 of the HBO series Westworld debuted this week. It’s well done and will attract a lot of attention, but it frames questions of reality and free will in a way that excludes a supernatural worldview.

Hacking the DNA ladder

April 17, 2018

The EU has approved trials to change the human genome to fight a specific blood disorder, while Japan has given a green light to human-animal chimeras.

War of information

April 15, 2018

THE NEWS media is a weapon. The question is who’s wielding it and for what purpose?

SciFriday: Russian Flu and Free-Range A.I.

February 16, 2018

Lessons learned from the 1889-1890 Russian flu and why artificial intelligence researchers are like teenagers trying to give their parents advice on the best way to raise teenagers.

Russian millions for the Clinton Foundation

February 8, 2018

An undercover operative for the CIA and FBI has testified to Congress that he has evidence Moscow sent millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation before Uranium One was sold to Russian interests.

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