Where we are and how we are connected to others are fundamental to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. From the earliest days of exploration, cartography was essential not only as a tool for navigation but also for understanding identity. It has helped us to rethink economics, to redefine our relationship to our present and past, and to imagine the concept of foreign relations on a global scale.
Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye
Where fine dining meets the Irish goodbye.
The surveillance state comes to the ballpark
With the scale of foul play mounting in every sport, it is apparently time to add a spurious note of fairness: Instant replay has come to Major League Baseball. The reasoning seems to be that if so many of us are having such fun watching sports on screens, why shouldn’t the officials get screens, too?
I’ve been on the verge of buying a new Apple Mac Air for a few weeks, but I’m worried about reports of bugs in the computer’s Wi-Fi, which causes it to lose connections. Previously, I had been complaining about an iPhone 4s that needed recharging every 10 hours or so, even though I am not a heavy cellphone user.
Imagine how much happier you’d be if you could just adjust the sound
Imagine how much happier you’d be if you could just adjust the sound.
National security reporting in the age of leak hunts
National security reporting in the age of leak hunts.
Grappling with climate-change nuance in a toxic political environment
Its a climate-change mystery: As global warming has plateaued, scientists are more certain than ever about the long term trend. But where did the heat go?
Meet the two-world hypothesis and its havoc
Meet the Google founder's two-world hypothesis and its havoc.
How the bill before Congress could ignite a trade war with India
Could the bill before Congress ignite a trade war with India?
The outgoing FCC boss on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech
In a lengthy conversation, the outgoing FCC boss sounds off on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech