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Is that a bowling lane, or a piano?

How new technology is helping ten-pin abide in the 21st century

By Matt Crossman

Culture + Society

Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Beyond rich guys in rockets: Here’s what will democratize space tourism

Can we make off-Earth travel affordable and (sort of) environmentally-friendly?

By Glenn McDonald

Humans + Robots

Cities + Nature


Skiing has a diversity problem. Indoor slopes could be the answer.

In a mall a few miles from Manhattan, underprivileged kids are finding hills, gear, and a chance to get hooked.

By Kade Krichko

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Your brain vs. artificial intelligence

To understand how AI works, you have to understand human cognition, and recognize the processes we take for granted.

Is your dating app spying on you? Take this quiz.

By Schuyler Velasco and Ceci Menchetti


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.