Around the world, people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology. New research suggests ways this conflict could unfold.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.
Politicians are always being told to trust what climate scientists are telling them. But can you have too much of a good thing? What happens when the exchange of ideas becomes too cosy?
You may have imagined the blockchain would lead to a world without governments or institutions veryifying transactions, research shows that it probably won't.
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.
Scientists who engage with the public may have goals about influencing policy or behavior. But they also need to think about the short-term objectives that will help get them there.
There's a science to understanding the ways that trust is formed, broken and rebuilt.
We prefer to go with our guts.
Overwhelmingly, trusts are used to minimise tax, avoid paying creditors and to avoid the fair division of property after a relationship breakdown.
Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
Experts may be dismissed when they express values, offer advice or make mistakes. But these expectations are unreasonable and unhelpful.
South Africa celebrates Freedom Day this week amid growing discontent over misrule by President Zuma and the ANC. This has led to increased calls for ethical and caring leaders.
Wells Fargo and United Airlines have both been facing an onslaught of negative publicity and will have a tough time restoring trust with their customers. Here's a good place to start.
Why do some people fall for the lamest April Fool's pranks and others see straight through them?
Basic safeguards are not enough to protect against insider threats. It requires rethinking how to overcome the biases that cause us to dismiss the danger.
We’re keen to collaborate with more Australian media organisations to help restore some of the trust we’ve all lost.
Malcolm Turnbull is to be congratulated on establishing an independent body to oversee politicians' expenses, but an independent anti-corruption commission is still needed.
The more often Americans used their phones to obtain information, the less they trusted strangers. How can this be, and what does it mean?
The ethics and psychology of trust suggest ways we might learn to understand self-driving cars, but also show why doing so might be more challenging than we expect.
Research into platforms like Uber and ride-sharing platform BlaBlaCar show high levels of trust thanks to clever design.