Facebook’s popular messaging app was shut down by a judge in Brazil after improved encryption irked investigators.
Spider silk has the ability to resolve features smaller than any ordinary microscope can see, say materials scientists.
A software project has humans collaborating with robots to sort trash.
The identity of Bitcoin’s mysterious creator won’t matter much if the cryptocurrency remains permanently fractured.
A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
The number of people we can have meaningful contact with is limited by the size of our brains. Now this group seems to be subdivided into layers, say anthropologists.
AbbVie’s purchase of the cancer fighting startup backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund bodes well for biotech funding.
Google’s founders chose not to pen the company’s annual letter for the first time in 12 years, leaving investors in the dark about Alphabet’s moon shot strategies.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
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