In a classroom in Herat, Afghanistan, a group of girls is working on a mobile phone application that would help tourists coming to their country.
By Saskia de Melker, Melanie Saltzman
Suicide is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-34 years old. Top suicide researchers are developing new technological tools to help predict who is most at risk and save lives.
By PBS NewsHour
To get a job with a good salary, having a college degree is increasingly vital. But degrees are also more and more expensive, and don’t guarantee job placement. Skills-based boot camps may provide one solution, by teaching valuable skills in…
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Recent hacks of election data systems in at least two states have raised fear among lawmakers and intelligence officials over hackers with Russian ties.
By PBS NewsHour
How do you deter people from being seduced by messages of extremism on social media? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the strategies, including videos that provide a counter-narrative to the Islamic State and a computer program that…
In his newest film, Werner Herzog is again asking existential questions -- this time, about the internet. In “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World,” released in theaters on Friday, Herzog analyzes this ever-expanding fortress of information, and how…
On Saturday, programming code for National Security Agency hacking tools was shared online. The content appears to be legitimate, but it is not clear if it was intentionally hacked or accidentally leaked. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Washington Post’s Ellen…
By Courtney Norris
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $17 million in grants and loans to assist low-income students in enrolling in eight “nontraditional” training programs, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to make college more accessible and affordable.
By Kenya Downs
Airbnb has a racial discrimination problem, and they're enlisting former Attorney General Eric Holder to help fix it.
By John Pavlus, Scientific American
Decades of research have already warned about the human attention span in automated cockpits.
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