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.
By PBS NewsHour
Electric cars have a reputation for being a pricey, niche product that only a handful of people would want or could afford. But that reputation is starting to crumble as carmakers promise to put electric vehicles in reach for more…
By Vic Pasquantonio
What can you do to combat "fake news"? And how do we help kids get savvy about what they're reading? You can start by not lumping all dubious content into one category called fake news, says Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive…
By Lora Strum
To help answer these questions and more, the NewsHour will be hosting a Twitter chat with anti-cyberbullying advocates on Thursday, July 13th at 1 p.m. ET.
As universities have started paying close attention to the internet presence of prospective students, high schools have also begun cracking down, sometimes hiring outside companies to police social media posts for bullying or abusive language. But monitoring raises other problems,…
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