Holiday retail sales may boom this year – and the lion's share will not be online purchases. Yet brick-and-mortar retail stores are facing heavy internet competition.
Today's news can often involve mind-bogglingly large numbers. A math professor shares some tricks for understanding it all.
Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
Pavlov’s drooling dogs hold the key to understanding many of our most important emotional experiences – as well as the overt actions we take to adapt to a world fraught with daunting challenges.
Silicon Valley brought together natural surroundings, suburban homes and futuristic high-tech work. But industrial pollution betrayed the California dream.
The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
The way people use social media – and the algorithms inside those systems – increases passions, and drives people to polarizing extremes.
The FCC has made it even easier for broadcast media conglomerates to focus on making money. The public – who own the airwaves those companies depend on – will suffer as a result.
Caring about someone you have never met, this new brain research suggests, may have a lot in common with caring about the people you love.
The technologies change, but the challenge remains the same: How can a digital system authenticate an analog human's identity?
Science isn't cold, hard facts uncovered by emotionless robots. Acknowledging how and where values play a role promotes a more realistic view and can advance science's reputation for reliability.
With a year before Election Day 2018, election integrity depends on ensuring fairness and access for American voters. Foreign tampering is a real but less serious concern.
A new approach can both teach critical thinking to the public and help identify and combat fake news online.
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
Driver aid systems and self-driving vehicle control systems could override a driver who is trying to attack people and prevent tragedy.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
Companies may benefit when customers create content, provide feedback and do busywork once done by paid employees, but what about the customers themselves – all of us?
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
By exploiting the way yeast cells mate, researchers have figured out a quicker, easier way to identify on- and off-target drug interactions.
Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
As artificial intelligence technology becomes more capable, it threatens more types of jobs – like lawyers, bureaucrats and managers. What social upheaval will happen if those people can't find work?
The US could help solve a global security problem and boost its image abroad by helping willing experts share their cybersecurity knowledge around the country and the globe.
Cosmologists are heading back to their chalkboards as the experiments designed to figure out what this unknown 84 percent of our universe actually is come up empty.
Until the recent observation of merging neutron stars, how the heaviest elements come to be was a mystery. But their fingerprints are all over this cosmic collision.