Lucien Crowder

Articles by Lucien Crowder

22 September 2017
Americas

When civilian vessels are transformed into cyber weapons

Lucien Crowder

You’ll never look at a container ship the same way again.

15 September 2017

The periodic table in minimalist Japanese poetry

Lucien Crowder

Just three lines of verse. Fixed numbers of syllables. Universe described.

6 September 2017
Americas

Extreme weather powerless against extreme intransigence

Lucien Crowder

Feeling extra worried about climate change amid Caribbean hurricanes and western forest fires? Scott Pruitt says your fears are misplaced.

1 September 2017
AmericasAsia

Welcome to the brain of Kim Jong-un

Lucien Crowder

Have you ever wondered—really, really wondered—what goes on inside the head of the North Korean dictator?

14 August 2017
AmericasAsia

Scared of North Korea? South Korea scoffs at your fear

Lucien Crowder

Over the last week, the United States has experienced greater nuclear anxiety than at any time since the Cold War ended. But South Koreans are playing it cool.

10 August 2017
AmericasAsia

Pyongyang can miniaturize, so let’s move on to what’s important: David Wright on the North Korea crisis

Lucien Crowder

Yes, North Korea can probably deliver a functioning nuclear warhead to the continental United States. But the real issue is whether loose talk and a refusal to negotiate will lead to a "devastating crisis because of miscalculation [or] misperception."

3 August 2017

Better babies through Crispr

Lucien Crowder

Concerned about your genetic unsuitability for procreation? Science is here to help.

26 July 2017
Americas

Trump and Co. draining the energy from the Energy Department

Lucien Crowder

When bumbling, incurious ideologues gain power over an institution as important as the Energy Department, the results are both comical and disturbing.

25 July 2017
Americas

Gene-drive research: DARPA lays its bets

Lucien Crowder

Does military funding for gene-drive research make the underlying technology seem less scary, or more?

20 July 2017
Americas

Documenting Trump’s scientific atrocities

Lucien Crowder

If you have the vague impression that Donald Trump is an enemy of science, the Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report that will confirm your darkest fears.

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