Tech & Cyber

A scene from season 1 of HBO’s 'Chernobyl.'

‘Chernobyl’ Shows How the Soviets Squashed Scientists

The brutal legacy of industrialization left the “scientific-technical intelligentsia” in the cold.

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China’s Overrated Technocrats

Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.

A wine vessel attributed to the Niobid Painter of Athens.

Pandora’s Vox

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn’t trust them.

The logo of Huawei is seen next to a Chinese flag in Shanghai on Oct. 1, 2014.

A Semiconducted Trade War

Reagan waged his own trade war against an Asian tech competitor. Here’s how it went—and what that means for Trump’s battle against Huawei.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas

Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.

A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018.

Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar

The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.

Galleries

A boy plays with a toy plane on the eve of a solar eclipse in La Higuera in the Atacama desert north of Santiago, Chile, on July 1. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

A solar eclipse in Chile, protests in Hong Kong, and cosplay in Malaysia.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo exits a plane upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 24. JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and North Korea, tragedy at the U.S.-Mexico border, and a heat wave in Europe.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

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Why Young Koreans Love to Splurge

Sometimes blowing your paycheck can be a rational choice.

Debunker-china-STEM-Joan-Wong

China’s Overrated Technocrats

Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.

Who Will Win the Self-Driving Future?

China and the United States have drastically different visions for autonomous transportation.

Pandora’s Vox

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn’t trust them.

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