The Promise—and Heartbreak—of Cancer Genomics

The Promise—and Heartbreak—of Cancer Genomics

You were a New York artist, Iowa-bred, with a narrow and idiosyncratic range of subjects. You painted bulldogs and cheerleaders, truck stops and mammoth-hunting cavemen. For two decades you inhabited a drowning world, which you nostalgized even as it vanished beneath...
SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

SpaceX’s Failed Landing Still Ended With a Clean Plop

SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of the year just two days after lofting a record 64 satellites into orbit. On this flight, a brand-new Falcon 9 hoisted a Dragon spacecraft into orbit, bound for the International Space Station. But unlike Monday’s textbook touchdown,...
Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Chip Suggests 5G Is Almost Here

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Chip Suggests 5G Is Almost Here

Chipmaker Qualcomm today revealed the latest version of its Snapdragon mobile chip for smartphones. In addition to a bump in performance, this new bit of silicon comes with a notable addition: support for 5G wireless technology. The new chip, the Snapdragon 855, will...
How Would NYC’s Anti-AirDrop Dick Pic Law Even Work?

How Would NYC’s Anti-AirDrop Dick Pic Law Even Work?

It sounds good in theory. A bill introduced last week by two members of the New York City Council would punish people who send harassing, sexually explicit photos and videos with up to a year of jail time or a $1,000 fine. One unfortunately growing trend the bill...