The internet has played a large role in fostering intense fan communities. But are these high-octane, super-specific interests healthy? Or...interesting?
During the Cold War, America's libraries helped patrons prepare for nuclear war, from stocking reference materials to providing fallout shelters.
Iran's nuclear program is in the news, again. But what's the backstory on how the country went nuclear in the first place?
U.S. government employees stationed in Havana, Cuba, and Guangzhou, China, have experienced mysterious symptoms. Could the culprit be a sonic weapon?
Online services like Amazon's "Mechanical Turk" have ushered in a golden age in survey research. But is it ethical for researchers to use them?
3D printing has evolved far beyond printing out a simple item using plastic. For example, scientists Jody Connell and colleagues described an innovative use of the technology to create three-dimensional bacteria cultures.
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.