Sometimes scientists end up turning into inventors throughout the course of their research. Three cases in point.
Facebook's privacy and ad preferences settings are a privacy placebo: they trick us into feeling a little better, but they don't treat the underlying disease.
An anthropologist investigating one group of committed gamers found people attracted not to realism, but to deeply engaging cooperative projects.
We have to become smarter news and advertising consumers, and learn to resist the unceasing stream of slanted messages that come our way.
The first compound microscopes date to 1590, but it was the Dutch Antony Van Leeuwenhoek in the mid-seventeenth century who first used them to make discoveries.
When YouTube entered the scene in 2005, it made sharing amateur entertainment both instantaneous and global.
Since Donald Trump was elected, national news stories dominate our attention and our social media feeds—at the expense of local news.
Do personality quizzes help solidify one's sense of self? Or is there something limiting in having one's identity summed up so neatly?
While America’s parents have been wringing their hands over online safety, kids have steadily taken to social media, smartphones, and other digitally-enabled technologies to seek and promote their physical safety.
The astrolabe was a revolutionary tool for calculating celestial positions and local time. The device's design dates back to Islamic antiquity.