Patrons sit at the bar of the Whiner Beer Company in Chicago. Some of the carbon dioxide from the fermenting process is used to stimulate the growth of plants and algae. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times
Feeding cities with less waste

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500sq ft “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks l(...)

 The construction site of Royal Dutch Shell’s new plant, which  will produce more than a million tons of plastic, in the form of tiny pellets. Many in the Pittsburgh area see it as an economic engine, but others worry about the long-term harm. Photograph: The New York Times

The 386-acre property looks like a giant Lego set rising from the banks of the Ohio River. It is one of the largest active construction projects in th(...)

As the waitress approached the table, Sam Altman held up his phone. That made it easier to see the dollar amount typed into an investment contract he (...)

Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

An artist’s rendering of a brain/computer interface made by Neuralink. The San Francisco-based company  says it has created a device that could one day wire data links directly to the brain

Elon Musk aspires to make inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painless as Laser eye surgery. Neuralink, a company in which Mus(...)

Huawei Mate 20X 5G smartphones. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

In an impromptu question-and-answer session in late June at the White House, US president Donald Trump was asked about the nation’s efforts to block H(...)

Balmain  commissioned British artist Cameron-James Wilson to design a “diverse mix” of digital models, including a white woman, a black woman and an Asian woman

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

There are potential hazards. A radiologist who misreads a scan may harm one patient, but a flawed AI system in widespread use could injure many. Photograph: Getty

Computers were as good or better than doctors at detecting tiny lung cancers on CT scans, a study by researchers from Google and several medical centr(...)

In the essay, Chris Hughes said repeatedly that Zuckerberg is a good, kind person but simply has too much power for any one individual

Facebook pushed back after Chris Hughes, a billionaire co-founder of the company, argued in a New York Times op-ed essay that the company should be br(...)

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