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COOL EARTH • The climate crisis has been described as a hyperobject—a multifaceted concept that’s too vast to grasp effectively. So, artist Michael Najjar has created an ongoing series of works that convey the emotion of living in a potential eco dystopia—and the tech-enabled eco-utopia we could have
HOW PREBUNKING CAN PREVENT PROPAGATION OF PROPAGANDA • Sander van der Linden wants to vaccinate your brain against misinformation—and the principle works exactly like traditional immunization: via controlled exposure
SMELLING YOUR WAY OUT OF THE UNCANNY VALLEY • Our noses are the key to realism when it comes to simulated environments—Scentient’s device can deliver a whiff of authenticity to any VR situation
THE DAWN OF AA (ARTIFICIAL ADORABLE) • Amigurumi crafters are experts in crocheted kawaii—but AI improves everything, right? Erm … As expected, misshapen horrors abound, but they’re sort of cute? And it could herald a new kind of creative partnership
AUTOMATED ANTIBODIES • Robots, computers, and algorithms are exploring potential new therapies in ways humans can’t
OUR BEST FRIEND IN THE CANCER FIGHT • Every year, thousands of dogs develop tumors very similar to those found in people. If researchers can find drugs that work for canines, treatments for humans should follow
THE SLOW BOAT TO CRYPTO PARADISE • The blockchain-based nation of Liberland is eight years old—but still hasn’t settled its homeland
UNFOLLOW ME • Think you’re being tracked with an Apple AirTag? Here’s how to check if someone is monitoring your location without consent
THE SIMS: WHY DIGITAL BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER • It’s one of the longest-running franchises around, but most people don't cultivate just one in-game Sims clan for very long. Some players, however, have stuck with the same lineage for half a decade and counting, and even consider them to be family
GEAR • Electric is now everyday, so to create a spark of excitement, it’s increasingly down to the details on the latest EV models
PRUEFCUBE MAKES PERFECT
The start up of war • Under Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine has been running its resistance like a tech company—and it’s working
HOW UKRAINE’S TECH SECTOR BUILTAN ECONOMIC FRONTLINE • THESE FOUR STARTUPS ARE SURVIVING—AND THRIVING—DESPITE THE FULL-SCALE INVASION
One Nation Army. • At a military base in the north of England, NATO troops are training Ukrainian volunteers as part of Operation Interflex: An intense five-week crash course that prepares ordinary citizens for life on the frontline.
THE CROWSOURCED WAR • When Russian forces invaded Ukraine in 2022, they expected little resistance. But volunteers had been diligently mobilizing a civilian-led supply chain to support Ukrainian soldiers—and it’s been key to their defense operations
HOW TO UPGRADE A NATION • Russia’s war on Ukraine isn’t simply about territory—it’s about deleting the very idea of Ukraine’s existence, making a point of destroying culture as much as infrastructure. Rebuilding is an act of defiance—and work has already begun.
THE TRILLION-DOLLAR AUCTION TO SAVE THE WORLD • OCEAN CREATURES SOAK UP HUGE AMOUNTS OF HUMANITY’S CARBON MESS. SHOULD WE VALUE THEM LIKE FINANCIAL ASSETS?
THE APOCALYPTIC OPTIMISM OF CHRISTOPHER NOLAN • The director says his new biopic, Oppenheimer, might just terrify you. At the very least, it’ll force you to ask questions about...