How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
When Vanguard 1 – the "grapefruit satellite" – was launched in 1958, its only companions were Explorer 1 and Sputnik 2. Soon it may have thousands of descendants swarming around it.
Facebook harvests individual users' data and sells it to advertisers, who narrowly target specific messages to particular people not just for profit, but for partisan political gain.
Hawking's life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
Understanding the sex lives of fungi can help in finding answers about disease control.
Understanding the past requires knowledge that goes beyond modern science.
'Ridge A' sits at the peak of the Antarctic ice sheet and has exceptionally cold, dry, thin and dark skies.