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My sweet new ride is a golf cart

More community, fewer carbon emissions — why “low-speed vehicles” are taking over towns

By Matt Crossman

Culture + Society

Event Horizon

Event Horizon

A 3D printer could make your next meal

Tiny chicken cubes stuffed with polenta. Cakes with ‘Happy Birthday’ printed inside. Here’s what’s possible with an ‘autonomous digital chef.’

By Glenn McDonald

Humans + Robots

Cities + Nature


Remnants of ancient civilizations are all around us. How much can we uncover?

As technology makes it easier to locate Native American ruins, an archaelogical site could be in your subdivision.

By Matt Crossman

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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.