Could this be the cure for fake news?
For decades, medicine has provided us with an easy way to prevent diseases: vaccines. Most of us are familiar with how a vaccine works – it exposes our bodies to weakened versions of a virus
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us
A social media survival guide for scientists
We’d like to start with a quick story—a story about two scientists who ignored their parents’ warnings about talking to strangers on the internet and, as a result, ended up writing grants, organizing professional development
‘This Is How Rats Work.’ Why Twitter’s Emphasis on Follower Counts Could Be Backfiring
Online follower counts have become a fashionable form of currency, numbers people use as evidence of personal and professional clout. Media outlets treat it as news when celebrities amass big followings, and an entire industry
When Your Phone Sucks You Into the Void, This App Notices
Every night, an hour before bed, I stash my phone inside a drawer in my living room. Most days I retrieve it the following morning, when I’m heading out the door. It’s a simple habit
Scientists Turn to Machine Learning to Save Lives
Clinical researchers and other scientists investigate computer algorithms that could lead to reliable measures of suicide risk.