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This is the year #robots backflipped their way into our hearts—they may take over, but at least they’ll look cool doing it. To read the top four ways #automation is set to transform our lives in the near future. Illustration by @kristianhammerstad
From #AI-powered hacking to tampering with voting systems, these are the six #cyberthreats to really worry about in 2018. Click the link in our bio to read the full list. Illustration by @benediktluft
This #tbt we’re looking back at the four most amazing things that #geneediting did last year. Click the link in our bio to find out what they were. Illustration by @evahscat
Looking for job skills? According to #Codecademy, #Coursera, #edX, and #Udacity, these were their most popular online courses of 2017 and what they think will trend in 2018. Click the link in our bio to find out which courses they are. Illustration by @simonlandrein
#Robots won’t save the U.K. from a #Brexit labor shortage. As many foreign workers are forced out of the country, don’t expect smart machines to clean your office or help out on the farm. Click the link in our bio to read more. Animation by @mengxinli
South Korea has become a hub for trading #virtual currencies despite a government clampdown and North Korean #cyberattacks. To read more, click the link in our bio. Illustration by @bryan.fountain
A #contraceptive gel for men Is about to go on trial, and is expected to deliver hormones more effectively than injections or pills. To read more, click the link in our bio.
A #cryptocurrency without a #blockchain has been built to outperform #Bitcoin. The controversial currency #IOTA rests on a mathematical “tangle” that its creators say will make it much faster and more efficient to run. To read more about IOTA, click the link in our bio. Animation by @arieldavi.s
Can #AI win the war against #fakenews? Developers are working on tools that can help spot suspect stories and call them out, but it may be the beginning of an automated arms race. To read more, click the link in our bio. Illustration by @selmandesign
Can #China contain bitcoin? It's certainly trying. But the #cryptocurrency is bigger than any country, even the one where it has been most popular. To read more on China's #bitcoin crackdown, click the link in our bio. Illustration by @pablodelcan
CRISPR in 2018: coming to a human near you. The first clinical trials are slated to begin in the U.S. this year, and the hope is that #CRISPR could be used in a one-time procedure to cure some of the most devastating inherited disorders and cancers, some of which have no or few current treatment options. To read more about what we can expect from CRISPR in #2018, click the link in our bio. Illustration by @joshcochran
A pioneering Belgian-Tunisian #photojournalist hopes #VR can restore #war photography’s dramatic power to influence and inform us. @karimbenkhelifa’s work is being shown at a sold out interactive VR #exhibit at the @mitmuseum through the end of the year. Here, a split screen shows Gilad, left, a reservist in the #Israel Defense Forces, and Abu Khal, right, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of #Palestine. Click the link in our bio to learn more about how VR is bringing photography to life. Photograph by @karimbenkhelifa