Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)

Defamation based on private texts messages, however, is much less common, and until recently remained largely theoretical. For example, a Guardian article from 2007, nearly a decade into texting’s reign as a primary form of communication, questioned whether texting’s...

BoJack Horseman Made It Easier to Get Out of Bed

BoJack Horseman—Netflix’s best, most emotionally generous show—contains a show within the show, the 1990s sitcom Horsin’ Around. It stars the anthropomorphic horse BoJack as an adoptive father of three. BoJack’s very first episode, from 2014, features the final scene...

How Do We Bring Equality to Data Ownership and Usage?

“Science at its core is systematically racist and sexist,” said computational biologist Laura Boykin at the WIRED 25 conference in San Francisco on Friday.Boykin works for the Cassava Virus Action Project, which uses DNA sequencing technology to help farmers in Africa...

The Beautiful Potential of Never-Ending Bachelor Parties

What happens in Vegas in 2019 will haunt you in the group chat forever. Spray-painting your nuggets gold at the Golden Nugget will be replayed from six camera angles, two in slow motion, three months later while you’re in a quarterly budget meeting, followed by a...