The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users.
NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down recently with Franklin Foer to discuss Foer's new book, “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech.”…
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
As schools struggle to raise high school graduation rates and close the persistent achievement gap for minority and low-income students, many educators tout digital technology in the classroom as a way forward.
By Anna Kusmer
Today’s instant global connectivity makes whole new kinds of citizen science possible during a solar eclipse.
By PBS NewsHour
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…
An internal memo criticizing Google's attempts to promote women in engineering was made public on Saturday, sparking a debate within the tech community about the values it defends.
By Eric Williams and Eric Hittinger, The Conversation
If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
Researchers at Harvard University have invented super sticky, medical adhesives inspired by slug mucus.
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Justice Department, in partnership with European investigators, has shut down two of the dark web’s largest websites. The black market sites were allegedly purveyors of illegal drugs, guns and hacking tools, according to federal charges announced on Thursday.
By David Eggert, Associated Press
Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states.
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