Aug 20, 2019
Billions of dollars are being spent on developing “quantum computers” that exploit some of the weirdest and most counter-intuitive phenomena in all of physics. Some companies have already sold commercial products for as much $10 million a pop.
Jun 17, 2019
Consumer education is far and away the least effective approach to protecting consumers. From anything.
Mar 20, 2019
For over twenty-five years, I have been a writer and photographer for the World Triathlon Corporation, the company that owns IRONMAN.
Jan 16, 2019
The problem is real, the threat serious, so what can be done about it?
Jan 16, 2019
The term “fake news” in its current, popular incarnation means “News that says bad things about me,” and does not deal with whether or not the news is factually correct.
Jan 4, 2019
The New Year seems an appropriate time to talk about time.
Nov 27, 2018
Since I began writing this column I’ve talked about such lofty topics as Internet privacy, the Facebook scandal, a new definition for the kilogram, and why we should all care about net neutrality. I always get a lot of nice emails when pieces like these appear.
Jul 23, 2018
As a straightforward fact-checker, Snopes.com is unbeatable. But for in-depth examination of more complex subjects, there is an equally critical online resource, and it’s called Skeptoid.com.