Manchester, England, May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.
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In the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester, England, an expert on social networks explains why ties to other people help societies recover from traumatic events.
A NASA Valkyrie robot picks up an item with its hand.
For robots to be most useful when working alongside humans, we'll have to figure out how to make robots that can literally lend us a hand when our own two are not enough.
Walt Disney used defaults to get children to eat healthier foods, but not all nudges have consumers’ interests at heart.
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Defaults are powerful tools that policymakers and marketers can use to nudge us to make certain choices, whether in our interest or in theirs. How do we ensure they're used responsibly?
The LinkedIn Terms of Service include elements that prevent scholars from doing research on the site’s algorithms.
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Algorithms can have enormous consequences on people's lives, yet a federal law prevents us from studying whether they may be biased, unfair or discriminatory.
Trump poses with his brain trust.
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He campaigned on the notion that his business experience would equip him to 'make America great again,' but running a family company is poor training for the presidency.
Trump and Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference on Feb. 15, 2017.
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Israeli settlements are one main reason many observers are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Can Trump break through?
Survivors leave Tohoku a day after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Disaster preparations often focus on gear and logistics, but research in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami shows that strong social ties played a key role in helping communities rebound.
Russia is pressing its national interests online.
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The FBI is warning of Russian cyberattackers probing American election systems. Information warfare scholars discuss Russia's digital efforts to benefit its national interests.
Most cases of Zika are asymptomatic.
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A computer model suggests that while more cases of Zika can be expected in the continental U.S. outbreaks will probably be small and are not projected to spread.
Togolese fabric markets are increasingly stocked with low-cost Chinese reproductions.
Togolese consumers are increasingly choosing Chinese replicas over 'authentic' Dutch wax prints. Their choice raises fundamental questions about the notion of intellectual property.
What are the implications of peer review on competition in science?
Peer review is a crucial part of the academic publication system. It is also a critical part of the hiring and evaluation process. What's the problem with peer review?
Try to make this the only time you see a ransomware warning notice.
Ransomware – which encrypts your files and offers to sell you the key – operates differently from other malicious software. Those differences turn out to give potential victims a fighting chance.
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, in a meeting last year with Obama, called climate change ‘a new kind of threat we are facing.’
Academics are studying whether talking about climate change as a health risk, rather than an environmental or economic issue, will dispel Americans' general indifference to global warming.
There’s no end in sight to the wave of refugees seeking solace in Europe.
Europe's biggest achievements, such as open borders and human rights, are at risk as government responses to the refugee crisis fall short.
A gift of cash may be just the right thing.
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Still don't know what to get your loved one? Here are four gift-giving taboos meant to be broken.
MIT has angered fossil fuel divestment proponents, but its strategy of industry engagement is ultimately more effective.
Indonesian schoolchildren show off the mark indicating they’ve just taken anti-filariasis medication, a drug that prevents just one of the world’s ‘neglected’ diseases.
The 2015 Nobel Prize in medicine went to research on remedies derived from natural compounds. Academia is continuing the fight against 'neglected' diseases by similarly hunting for new drugs in nature.
How many stars will you be rated?
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Peeple is getting called the Yelp of rating people. The cofounders say it will be a positive place that turns character into currency. But does it make sense to rate people as we rate restaurants?
Rouhani addresses the UN General Assembly, September 28 2015.
Increasing trade and commerce will make it easier to verify the Iranians are keeping their promises under the nuclear agreement.
More jaw jaw, less war war.
Sanctions against Russia and China would only escalate cyber-attacks, when what's needed is international agreement.