Humans and Technology

A look at how technologies from AR/VR, brain-computer interfaces, and chip implants to health trackers, biometrics and social media are changing the most basic aspects of human life—work, friendship, love, aging, sickness, parenting, learning, and building community.

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Buyer beware of this $1 million gene therapy for aging

Offshore tests by a startup seek to lengthen people’s telomeres—and their lives.

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Why kids don’t trust Alexa

We tend to think of children as blindly trusting of whatever information comes their way. They’re not.

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A new way to make quadratic equations easy

Many former algebra students have painful memories of struggling to memorize the quadratic formula. A new way to derive it, overlooked for 4,000 years, is so simple it eliminates the need.

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Twitter has to figure out what to do with dead people

Twitter said it would shut down any account that hasn’t logged in for six months, starting from December 11. It wasn’t ready for the backlash.

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