Google’s Gemini Is the Real Start of the Generative AI Boom

The history of artificial intelligence has been punctuated by periods of so-called “AI winter,” when the technology seemed to meet a dead end and funding dried up. Each one has been accompanied... Read more »

White Supremacists Are Celebrating Vivek Ramaswamy’s ‘Great Replacement’ Rant

For months, GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy has been dog-whistling to supporters of extremist far-right ideologies and wild conspiracy theories like QAnon. On Wednesday night, at the fourth Republican presidential debate, Ramaswamy... Read more »

The lucky break behind the first CRISPR treatment

The association technique hasn’t always paid off—but starting in 2007 the gene searches hit pay dirt for sickle-cell. In one study, for instance, a team in Italy studied DNA from thousands of... Read more »

The Best Gifts for Book Lovers (2023)

There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a book. You might not be able to transport your loved ones into their favorite stories, but you can help them spruce up their cozy... Read more »

The Download: Google’s Gemini is here, and Sundar Pichai talks AI

Hype about Gemini, Google DeepMind’s long-rumored response to OpenAI’s GPT-4, has been building for months. Now, the company has finally revealed what it has been working on in secret all this time.... Read more »

This Pill Tracks Your Vitals From the Inside

Digital health company Celero Systems is developing an electronic pill that can measure heart rate, breathing rate, and core temperature—from inside the human stomach. As a first step, the company envisions people... Read more »

Tom Bihn Trinity Bag Review: Convertible Travel Briefcase

When I was a child, shuttling back and forth between the United States and summers with relatives in the Philippines, I carried two months’ worth of clothes in a small duffel so... Read more »

Can Rock Dust Soak Up Carbon Emissions? A Giant Experiment Is Set to Find Out

Mary Yap has spent the last year and a half trying to get farmers to fall in love with basalt. The volcanic rock is chock full of nutrients, captured as its crystal... Read more »

Don’t Worry, It’s Just ‘Fire Ice’

The finding suggests that far more fire ice is vulnerable to climate-induced melt than scientists realized, and it could be a significant source of planet-warming gas in the future. “It’s a very,... Read more »

The Generative AI Copyright Fight Is Just Getting Started

The biggest fight of the generative AI revolution is headed to the courtroom—and no, it’s not about the latest boardroom drama at OpenAI. Book authors, artists, and coders are challenging the practice... Read more »