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Why science news embargoes are bad for the public

This Thursday, dozens of news outlets will publish stories on the same new study in the journal Science. On Friday, many of those same news outlets will all report on a study in the medical journal the Lancet. These newspapers and magazines will largely talk to the same sources, and many of their stories will […]

VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

A Volkswagen engineer has agreed to spill the details of his involvement in the VW emissions scandal. Former engineer James Robert Liang took a plea deal with the US federal government to cooperate with its ongoing investigation of how the German carmaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its “clean diesel” engines as meeting […]

The Internet Is So Bad It’s Awesome

MILAN, Italy — The day the world went online, it was a blast. Ditto when Johannes Gutenberg introduced Europe to the wonders of the printing press in the depths of the 15th century. A blast — or a big bang. In fashion, instant global connectivity and the liquidity of Internet culture introduced a kind of […]