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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?
Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.
Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop
Why it is good to have a systematic approach to software verification.
Northwestern University researchers have developed a decentralized algorithm that guarantees …
Researchers at Imperial College London in the U.K. have created …
Computer security experts continue to express doubts that expensive new …