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In 2003, we reviewed "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A's
For a term that is suddenly everywhere, "fake news" is fairly slippery.
More and more of the things we use every day are being connected to the Internet.
For decades Hollywood has treated computers as magic boxes from which endless plot points could be conjured, in denial of all common sense.
Here's what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That's all I did.
The latest controversy involving so-called fake news has left many wondering why websites that publish patently false statements on the Internet have not been prosecuted or sued for money damages.
On April 1, 1960, the newly established National Aeronautics and Space Administration heaved a 270-pound box of electronics into Earth orbit.
The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about overpopulation.
We are in an era of existential fear of technology.
President-elect Donald Trump's views on technology and tech policy were not prominent campaign features on his contentious path to the White House.
Today, we control our electronic world by touch—we tap, we swipe, we pinch and zoom.
New words sometimes skewer a trend so perfectly you wonder how you survived without them. One of the most delightfully apt new phrases I've found in the last few years is a Chinese term:dī tóu zú (低頭族), literally the "bowed head…
Curation at the bleeding edge of technology.
Do you get stuck when it is time to learn something new? Read this.
A randomized controlled trial validates many of the practices used to retain women in academia.
Considering the possible negative long-term effects of EU projects on European scientific culture.
What makes a good question?
As forecasters attempt to understand exactly what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the data itself may hold vital …
The Newsletter of the Committee on Computing and Philosophy of the American Philosophical Association offers a wide range of scholarly …
U.S. states are developing novel, incremental approaches to CS for All.
On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST (12:04 p.m …
He specialized in "in the general area of operating systems …
A dash of graphene can transform the stretchy goo known …