Late Saturday, Kilauea’s lava began oozing into the Pacific Ocean, creating a plume of acid and glass shards. As bad as it sounds, this poisonous haze may not be the most hazardous part.
By Nsikan Akpan
Long before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, new rules were being established by the European Union to give consumers greater control over their data. Starting in May, every company, big or small, that keeps your information online or elsewhere must comply.
By Malcolm Brabant
At Facebook, there are two competing goals: keep the platform free and open to a broad spectrum of ideas and opinions, while reducing the spread of misinformation. The company says it's not in the business of making editorial judgments, so…
By Miles O'Brien
It's the auditory debate taking the internet by storm. The PBS NewsHour's Nsikan Akpan and Julia Griffin explain how one sound can create two different experiences.
By Julia Griffin, Nsikan Akpan
By Stephen L. Macknik, Scientific American
On Tuesday, the "Yanny-Laurel" auditory illusion took the internet by storm. A neuroscientist explains why listening to a single sound clip can yield different perceptions.
The Kilauea volcano provides a natural laboratory on Earth to study volcanoes found on other planets and moons in our solar system.
By Rashmi Shivni
NASA New Horizons mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon divulge the most intimate accounts of the decades of planning needed for the Pluto probe in the new book “Chasing New Horizons.”…
On Friday, SpaceX is slated to launch Bangabandhu Satellite-1, Bangladesh’s first communications satellite. But Block 5 -- the souped-up SpaceX rocket carrying the satellite -- may be the real headliner.
By Miles O'Brien
Facebook is exquisitely designed to feed our addiction to hyper-partisan content. In this world, fringe players who are apt to be more strident end up at the top of our news feeds, burying the middle ground. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien…
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