Money is a crucial target for North Korea’s hacking efforts.
North Korea's cyber army is closely controlled by the ruling regime – a key difference from other countries' cyberattack and espionage groups.
Playing violent video games doesn’t make kids more aggressive.
AP Photo/Paul Sakuma
For years, there have been questions about research showing connections between playing violent video games and aggressive behavior.
What is the right outerwear for top competition?
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team
No longer in fanciful coats or button-down shirts with neckties, Olympians compete in uniforms specially designed and engineered for maximum performance.
Could the yearly flu shot become a thing of the past?
AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But rational design – a new way to create vaccines – might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
Wearable systems can reveal just how hard these skaters’ bodies are working.
AP Photo/Bernat Armangue
Wearables help regular people track their activity, but sophisticated technology can give deeper insights to elite athletes.
Could drone delivery help the environment?
AP Photo/Claude Paris
Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much and in what circumstances?
Deep inside Monte Kronio, hot, humid and sulfurous caves held an ancient secret.
Giuseppe Savino, La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche
Growing grapes and making wine come with a lot of implications about a culture's capabilities. Apparently, Sicily of 6,000 years ago was more sophisticated than archaeologists had given it credit for.
What’s inside Olympians’ skis?
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
Highly engineered composite materials let skis ride smoothly, carve neatly and turn quickly – for top athletes and regular consumers alike.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
King of a technologically advanced country, Black Panther is a scientific genius.
Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Seismic shockwaves after a meteorite’s collision could affect systems all over the planet.
Research suggests a new threat to life on Earth from the meteorite's crash: Via seismic waves, the impact triggered massive undersea eruptions, as big as any ever seen in our planet's history.
Digital documents are not nearly as easy to retrieve.
What happens to your Facebook account, your iTunes purchases and your email messages when you die?
Fitness trackers report their location and map the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
Screenshot of Strava Heat Map
It's not just fitness trackers – mobile phones can reveal users' whereabouts too, even with location tracking turned off.
Just because everyone else is doing it…
Adolescents have important developmental work to do. Despite what worried grownups think, taking needless risks isn't the goal for teens. Being risky is part of exploring and learning about the world.
Video games can help train the brain to hear better.
A new study finds it's possible to train the brain to better distinguish between speech and background noise.
A key factor is how well people and machines can avoid crashes.
Tempe Police Department via AP
Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
Under fire: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
A scholar of digital trust evaluates Facebook's current efforts and proposes some improvements the company could make.
Mexico’s new app makes it a snap for political independents to collect voter signatures — unless, of course, their supporters don’t have smartphones or live in rural areas without reliable internet.
Almost 50 independents want to run for president of Mexico in 2018. But only a handful will likely make the ballot, in part due to the glitchy election app voters must use to show their support.
People feeling anxious about social interactions can find support and solace on social media.
Posting on social media, reaching a group of friends all at once, can make connecting with others less threatening for people who experience social anxiety.
Will blue packets replace pink ones soon?
Medicinal chemists are tweaking a natural molecule that can be a deadly poison – a modified version might work as a nonhormonal male contraceptive.
Hindu women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to collect aid at refugee camp in September 2017.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Today, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. Sophisticated analytics could be a game-changer for officials on the front lines of the crisis.
With artificial intelligence weapons on both sides, are we in a new cold war?
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
Fossilized teeth from a modern human who lived in Israel close to 200,000 years ago.
Israel Hershkovitz, Tel Aviv University
New discoveries are changing archaeologists' ideas about the origins of our own species and our migration out of Africa. This fossil pushes Homo sapiens' African exodus date back by 50,000 years.
Is this cloud secure?
Storing data in the cloud is convenient, but how secure is it? And what are users' options for stepping up their data security?