Why You and I Should Care About AI

. By Daniel Merino   Last year, an Artificially Intelligent machine tried its virtual hand at a classic video game called Q*Bert. It’s an old Atari game from the 80’s where…

The Hidden Burdens of Modern Medicine

. By Daniel Merino In January of 2016, I was standing on a snow covered deck watching the thick flakes of a Sierra Nevada snowstorm fall silently from the sky.…

How to Live Longer or Die Trying

. Sirtuins and the quest for an anti-aging pill By Daniel Merino To say the body is complicated is like saying the universe is big - it does not even…

From Emitter to Victim

 For the first time, science has directly linked human-induced climate change to extreme weather events using the emerging field of attribution science. Words By Daniel MerinoPhoto by Scott. L. For…

Of Mice, Men, and the Fountain of Youth

A Harvard scientist is using mice to discover the secrets of longevity and her findings may help humans live longer and better. Words and Photos By Daniel Merino It is…

Your Personal Pocket Frenemy

How the human-like nature of AI is changing the way we interact with machines.  By Daniel Merino Kelsey Roddick is a smart woman. She is too humble to say so,…