The “millennials are growing horns” study is flawed, and its journal has launched an internal review. Can you spot the study's six major problems?…
By Nsikan Akpan
Seventy-seven percent of Americans own a smartphone. A growing body of research suggests that comes with costs.
By Elizabeth Flock
The rare warning of disappointing results from Apple stoked investors' fears that the world's second-biggest economy is losing steam and that trade tensions between Washington and Beijing are making things worse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 660 points.
By Marley Jay, Associated Press
The promise of social media is instant human connection. But for many teens, greater use of social media mans a far greater sense of isolation, according to an increasing body of evidence. William Brangham speaks with Jean Twenge, author of…
By PBS NewsHour
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Digital addictions are not official mental disorders. But researchers see the same patterns in digital addictions as in other substance abuse.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
In a speech Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey said default encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark."…
By PBS NewsHour
We hear a lot about how the Internet, social media and our addiction to handheld devices have reduced our attention spans. Nicholas Thompson of The New Yorker asks you to look more closely at the long, in-depth stories being shared…
Today's teens and tweens are constantly connecting -- to TV, computers, smartphones and tablets. Kids between 8 and 12 report spending an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, while teenagers spend more than 6.5 hours…
Scientists at Stanford University say they have developed an ultrafast aluminum battery that can be charged in as little as one minute.
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