On a spring day more than 5,000 years ago in the Mesopotamian city of Ur, a foreign merchant sold his wares in exchange for a large bundle of silver.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 14, 2017
The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 12, 2017
Data & Society founder and Microsoft researcher danah boyd discusses the shifting public discourse around online disinformation campaigns, and what role the tech...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 7, 2017
A somewhat neglected issue in discussions of bitcoin is the tremendous increase in power consumption used by miners. The rising power required to mine bitcoin conflicts...Wired From ACM Opinion | December 7, 2017
When I began my career in elementary particle physics, the great figures who taught and inspired me had been part of the Manhattan Project generation that developed...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 7, 2017
Intellectual property may be the legal term for creations, including literary or artistic, but there is something inherently human about it as well.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2017
The Cosmic Microwave Background was created as the first atoms formed hundreds of thousands of years after the Big Bang, and it retains information about the formation...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2017
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to let Comcast, Verizon and other broadband companies turn the internet into a latter-day version of...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2017
In an interview, Danish computer scientist Danny Lange, who has invented machine-learning platforms for technology giants such as Uber and Amazon, addresses the...Fast Company From ACM TechNews | December 1, 2017
On 15 November, Argentina's Navy lost contact with the ARA San Juan, a small diesel-powered submarine that had been involved in exercises off the east coast of...Nature From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2017
As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change...Nature From ACM Opinion | November 28, 2017