Does assassinating terrorist kingpins with drone aircraft strikes really make us safer? Robert Wright looks at research suggesting that “decapitation doesn’t lower the life expectancy of the decapitated groups—and, if anything, may have the opposite effect.” Obviously the killings have a short-term benefit in disrupting a terror organization, and there’s no way to tell whether the group’s long-term recruiting boost will outweigh that, writes Wright, but the merits of our current system are far from clear.
Women have made incredible gains into STEM fields, but they continue to face gender biases in the workplace.
While text-generating AI can be very useful in some applications, it generates pseudo-profound bullshit — that is, content that sounds good to humans but whose truth value is unknown.
An inclusion expert explains why women of color are held back.
While most participants fibbed a little bit, laptop users were much more likely to lie – and by a lot more.