Protesters at a rally on the state of the EPA organized by the American Federation of Government Employees union, April 25, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Government agencies are supposed to listen to the industries they regulate, but what if they tune out everyone else? Scholars call this regulatory capture, and some staffers see it happening at EPA.
How does searching affect voting?
Social media sites aren't the only online systems that can secretly influence people's votes. Search engines can too and may be even more successful – and undetectable.
Scott Pruitt signing an official order at the Resolute Desk in President Trump’s office.
A desk is a place to work. But it can also be a symbol of prestige and power, as EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has demonstrated in his choice of expensive and ostentatious desks for his office.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
A protest by ‘If Not Now’ outside the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 2017.
As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.
Protesters pray in front of their tents during a demonstration along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, March 30, 2018.
The violence that led to the deaths of 18 Palestinians last week in Gaza dominated the headlines. But that's not the real story from that day: The nonviolence of thousands of other demonstrators is.
Banyak aplikasi bertanya apakah Anda mau membagi lokasi Anda? Anda jawab tidak dan Anda pikir masalah selesai. Ternyata ponsel Anda tetap bisa membocorkan lokasi Anda.
Fitness trackers report their location and map the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
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It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
How fast is that video really coming in?
How do internet companies decide which network traffic to slow down and which to charge against users' data plans? And what can we learn about net neutrality from the answers?
Social media apps are becoming as important as water, food and batteries when communities face natural disasters. One key function is helping people connect with neighbors and support each other.
Rally against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.
AP Photo/Andres Kudacki
New survey data show that Muslim Americans are the most negatively perceived religious group in the US and are often victims of Islamophobic attacks. How are they responding? By getting organized.
Three influential college presidents: Charles Eliot of Harvard (in office 1869-1909), Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1929-45) and Drew Faust of Harvard (2007-18).
AP Photo/Edward Kitch/Charles Krupa
A former president of Northeastern and scholar of higher education shares his perspectives on what has – and hasn't – changed in the role of the college president.
Multicultural friendships formed in college help develop students’ cultural agility.
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International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
Manchester, England, May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead.
AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
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.
Gary Kazanjian/AP Photo
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.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo
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.
P Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
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?