Facts, notoriously, do not care about our feelings. They are not subjective, but objective. The “I” who experiences emotion is located in time and space, the owner of a single…
Will COVID controls keep controlling us?
A young woman is waiting in her New York apartment for her fiancé to arrive and take her to city hall to get married. When he doesn’t turn up, she…
Don’t keep calm and carry on: a new way of thinking about action on climate change
Finding meaning in the climate fight
Can America still afford democracy?
From Fragments of an Infinite Memory: My Life with the Internet, a memoir, which will be published in November by New York Review Books. Translated from the French by Peter…
From research topics funded by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency between 2007 and 2012. The list was obtained by the Federation of American Scientists. BiomaterialsMetamaterialsFusion propulsion
Taking stock of our nuclear present
From news reports in the past year of facial-recognition technologies that have been implemented in China.
Thinking small to end the era of big dams