Simone Biles Makes Another U.S. Championship Look Easy

The United States Gymnastics Championships concluded over the weekend, and few could have been surprised that Simone Biles dominated the competition. Despite a few uncharacteristic mistakes on Friday that she chalked up to an abundance of power and adrenaline, Biles, 24, coasted to her record seventh U.S. title on Sunday …

Why A.I. Should Be Afraid of Us

Artificial intelligence is gradually catching up to ours. A.I. algorithms can now consistently beat us at chess, poker and multiplayer video games, generate images of human faces indistinguishable from real ones, write news articles (not this one!) and even love stories, and drive cars better than most teenagers do. But …

Can Travel Be Fun Again?

Reclaiming the skies. In early May, I took my first commercial flight since travel restrictions have eased and my vaccination reached full potency, to visit my daughter in Texas. I didn’t feel wildly unsafe; it was psychologically uncomfortable, but I have always disliked airports and planes. I ate and drank …