Whether a technology helps or hurts people depends not on how much time they spend with it, but how they use it.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
Any amateur politician can engage in lying. President Donald Trump is going further than that. He's engaging in 'post-truth'.
Cleaning up plastic pollution in the ocean is good – and long overdue. But where will the waste go? Recycling isn't always an option. Bacteria and enzymes could process it, raising new questions.
Begun as part of efforts to preserve online anonymity and privacy, Freenet, Tor and the Invisible Internet Project are, like the rest of the web, home to both crime and free expression.
Real tax reform is about more than cutting taxes to woo voters. It's about making the system fairer.
Artificial intelligence techniques like deep learning and reinforcement learning are getting increasingly advanced and capable of helping people with a wide range of complex tasks.
The UN's panel on climate change said that technologies to remove CO2 will be necessary to limit global temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius. But these techniques are largely unproven.
Russia is trying to create social tension in the US to boost its own strength on the world stage. That includes targeting society itself.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
It's important to be wary of planting trees in places where none exist, or where there are significant water constraints.
Italy failed to make it to this year's tournament – but we should applaud their notion of 'fiero'.
Elon Musk 's Tesla has serious production problems.
Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.
Interactive cinema and the arts are at the forefront of research into brain-computer interaction.
Europe loses as many trees to storms each year as Poland produces in timber. Until now, the models for predicting which trees are at risk have not been good enough.
It’s worth looking at how local news stations have traditionally operated.
While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
When thinking about regulating them, it's useful to know Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft have some similarities. But generally they're not competing with each other – or anyone else.
Reforms to fossil fuel subsidies must be combined with effective anti-poverty policies.