When it comes to privacy, Google wants to be the good guy. Too bad that's not enough.
I’m a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review. Until recently I blogged the converging crises of the 21st century for Grist. I report for Wired and Scientific American, and I’ve got projects cooking for The BBC, The Atlantic and Smithsonian.
Lately I’ve been helping friends launch an experiment in alternate funding models for science and environment-focused media, called MajorPlanet.
In another life I was a crayfish neuroscientist specializing in functional and anatomical studies via Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Christopher Mims's Stories
If excitement is the real product, Cameron should be hunting giant squid.
Losing Control is a movie that understands the nerd heart.
Mining thousands of calories of food isn't so different from parsing terabytes of tweets.
Groups that include women and men outperform those comprised of only one gender.
Poland's online-only court handled 2 million cases in its first year alone.
A Japanese researcher draws inspiration from slime mold cognition
Transcranial direct current stimulation works, and you can try it at home.
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Attempts to verify the utility of languages stifle innovation.