Coding is a specialized skill that requires learning one or more computer languages.
Natural language coding means that people won’t need to learn specialized coding languages to write programs or design websites. But large corporations will control the means of translation.
A memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II sits in front of the Allegheny County courthouse. Police officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose three times as he fled a car after a traffic stop.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
The Yard are hungry for data. We shouldn’t feed it.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
The government doesn’t need a giant biometric database.
Governments must stop thinking that owning as much data as possible is the only way to protect national security and prevent crime.
Anti-gun protestors rally in Washington, D.C. in July 2016.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
A slave fortress in Cape Coast, Ghana.
AP Photo/Clement N'Taye
An online database explores the nearly 36,000 slave voyages that occurred between 1514 and 1866.
A recipe for an eyesalve from ‘Bald’s Leechbook.’
© The British Library Board (Royal MS 12 D xvii)
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
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