Americans gave up 74 million hours of Thanksgiving in 2016 due to fears of political strife, according to a study published Thursday in Science Magazine.
By Nsikan Akpan
Computational social scientists found that 40,000 American Twitter users retweeted Russian trolls more than 80,000 times in a single month before the 2016 election.
By Rashmi Shivni
Through chess, Jeopardy, poker and checkers, Deep Blue, Watson, Libratus and Chinook changed the way humans think about artificial intelligence.
By Andrew Wagner
Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science…
By Miles O'Brien
Want to stop an ISIS attack? Don’t start with lone wolves, according to new computer analysis of pro-ISIS groups on social media.
By Nsikan Akpan
Two studies explain exactly what people can learn from your metadata...and how to stop them.
By Corinne Segal
Artist Angela Gilmour looks at the process of fabricating computer chips as an artistic endeavor.
Engineers at Binghamton University have created a paper origami biobattery that gets its charge from a drop of dirty water.
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
From UMass Boston to Vermont’s Champlain College, institutes of higher education are trying to boost the number of graduates in a field that barely existed ten years ago: cyber security. And they're scrambling to keep up with increased cyber security…
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