Publicly, it calls for climate action. Privately, Google contributes to some of the most notorious climate-deniers in Washington. (Incidentally, the company removed “Don’t be evil” from its code of conduct in April 2018.)
Compared to other Silicon Valley titans, Google has long appeared to be a bit player in the controversies over misinformation, hate speech, and user privacy that have plagued the likes of Facebook and Twitter, especially in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election. That may change Tuesday as Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes part … Continued
As of December 9, 2008, 53 years of Bulletin content is now available online for free at Google Books. This archive begins with the first issue of the magazine--originally published in December 1945--and includes every year thereafter until 1998.
Between shrinking demand, competition from cleaner sources of energy, and pressure from climate campaigners, the coal industry is being rapidly abandoned by insurers and investors. As the economics of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel turn ever more toxic, coal may finally be on the way out—after years of its predicted demise.
The United States has alleged since the 1980s that Myanmar once maintained a chemical weapons program, but even after the democratizing country ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention in 2015, the government there still wouldn't come clean and declare that it once produced the banned weapons. There are signs that Myanmar's stance may be changing.
The “race” for quantum supremacy against China is significantly overstated. Analysts should redirect attention to protecting classified information against future attacks by quantum computers, a more pressing and manageable problem.
After cases of Ebola begin showing up in the United States in 2014, the US government created a tiered system of hospitals to deal with the virus and other serious infectious diseases. Despite the fact that outbreaks of lethal diseases--like the coronavirus that's spreading in Wuhan, China--are common, the US government has stopped funding dozens of specialized hospitals across the country meant to deal with them.
Although activists are calling for an international ban on lethal autonomous weapons, incorporating AI into weapons systems may make them more accurate and result in fewer civilian casualties during war.
Coverage of hypersonic weapons by major news outlets has ranged from uncritical to downright fawning. Coverage of hypersonic weapons by major news outlets has ranged from uncritical to downright fawning. Here are some questions that every informed reader should be asking.
Google announced a breakthrough in quantum computing, a perennially just-over-the-horizon technology that promises to dramatically increase the speed at which computers can complete complex tasks. While the technology promises to unlock vast new areas of knowledge, it carries with it national security and other risks.
Withholding military assistance to Ukraine, the country that gave up world third-largest nuclear arsenal, is damaging not only to US credibility and Ukraine’s security but also to the international nonproliferation regime.