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Articles in Science & Nature tagged with Technology

Michael D. Gordin
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Eric Reinhart

As more and more doctors awaken to the political determinants of health, the U.S. medical profession needs a deeper vision for the ethical meanings of care.

Michelle Morse, Bram Wispelwey

Colorblind solutions have failed to achieve racial equity in health care. We need both federal reparations and real institutional accountability.

David McDermott Hughes
A new “solar homesteading law” could harness rays of sun that fall on roofs and parking lots in cities and advance the aims of energy democracy.
Duana Fullwiley
Home DNA ancestry kits include no ancestors, instead comparing customers to other present-day people based on assumptions about race and ethnicity. So what are they actually selling?
Charles Sabel, David G. Victor

Biden may have rejoined the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.

Rachel Thomas
As Big Data tools reshape health care, biased datasets and unaccountable algorithms threaten to further disempower patients.
Andrew Jewett

For a century, critics of all political stripes have challenged the role of science in society. Repairing distrust today requires confronting those arguments head on.

Adam Gaffney
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black communities is just one of many respiratory inequities shaped by systemic racism.
Ravi Gupta
We must reimagine how to make life-saving vaccines available to everyone.