Moore’s Law Shows Its Age

Silicon Valley pioneer Gordon Moore laid out a bold theorem 50 years ago. Engineers would cram twice as many transistors on tiny squares of silicon every year or so, producing more and more power in ever-smaller machines.

Study Sparks Debate on Accuracy of Genome Tests for Cancer Patients

A new study has triggered a dispute about the accuracy of genomic tests that are increasingly used to match cancer patients with drugs that attack their tumors.

Factory Workers Warm Up To Their Mechanical Colleagues

Workers at a Navistar truck plant in Ohio weren’t eager to make friends when a new colleague showed up on the factory floor nearly 40 years ago.

Reading From the Book of Life

Thomas De Quincey claimed that certain books existed only to teach their readers, while others changed the world by transforming and motivating them.

The Best Diet Is Deliciousness

For nearly a half century, America has been on a witch hunt to find the ingredient that is making us fat. In the 1980s, the culprit was fat itself. Next it was carbs. Today, sugar is the enemy—unless you’re caught up in the war on gluten.

Watch Out Sheepdogs, You May Be Replaced by a Drone

First they supplanted secretaries, factory workers and store clerks. Now robots are setting their sensors on one of the world’s oldest jobs: herding sheep.

Her Father’s Daughter

In one of the first hires for her soon-to-be-official presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton recruited Kristina Schake, the communications consultant who is said to have encouraged First Lady Michelle Obama to take an undercover shopping trip at Targe

The Miracle of the Heavens

‘This is a crime story.” It is a startling way to begin a book about one of history’s greatest scientists.

Computers Trawl a Sea of Data for Stock Picks

NEW YORK—In SoHo offices where robots occasionally ply the hallways, dozens of Ph.D.

For India’s Deliverymen, E-Commerce Can Be a Big Pain

NEW DELHI—One morning, Ashok Kumar hoisted a huge, 110-pound pack jammed with books, cellphones, bluejeans and other items onto his back and cinched the shoulder straps. 


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