People ride Bird scooters – without helmets – in Santa Monica, California.
Motorized scooters that can travel up to 15 miles per hour have soared in popularity over the past year, as have concerns about their safety.
Modern life is weakening your bones.
Analysis of bones from over hundreds and thousands of years ago suggests that our skeleton today is more fragile than that of our ancestors.
A smartphone app could replace compulsive behaviours, like excessive hand washing.
Technology could be a promising alternative to traditional therapy.
If you don’t want to be facing down an angry dinosaur, pay attention to what happens on screen.
As fictional inventors make terrible choices on the big screen, real-world tech innovators can learn from their example how not to make the same kinds of ethical mistakes.
New technology, old flaws.
Expecting algorithms to perform perfectly might be asking too much of ourselves.
Messaging services like WhatsApp open many doors for Nigerian women.
With technology women are able to become agents of their own change.
While many jobs are being replaced by technology, those that participate in the making of (good) social experiences for people are bucking the trend.
How well will artificial intelligence balance the human concept of fairness?
Artificial intelligence poses opportunities as well as dangers; understanding them – and regulating carefully – will help avoid harm to individuals and society as a whole.
Generally speaking the risks of sexual assault or homicide from an unknown male perpetrator in a public place are low.
The additional precautions many women take when travelling alone help us manage our fears and feel more empowered to enter into public spaces.
Cryptocurrencies even have their own investment companies.
Bitcoin and other digital currencies have been running wild in recent years, soaring and then plunging in value. A few stories from The Conversation's archive offer a glimpse into their world.
Alexa, what are my human rights?
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
Patricia Piccinini, Graham, 2016 Installation view,
A new Science Gallery Melbourne exhibition offers a set of reflections, calculations and speculations that engage with ideas about the perfect body, mathematical precision, quantum physics and a post-human world.
Mid-career workers have solid business skills valuable to the tech industry.
Tech companies that have been wary to hire anyone over 30 are missing out on skilled workers.
‘Someone likes me.’
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
Do you pull out your phone the instance you’re bored? You’re a zombie checker.
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
The Mother of All Demos.
In 1968 computers were the size of a room. But after the founding of Intel and the introduction of the mouse that year they would eventually fit in a pocket – and change the Silicon Valley forever.
A scene from Doug Engelbart’s groundbreaking 1968 computer demo.
Doug Engelbart Institute
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
People who depend on auditory implants to hear struggle to understand speech in noisy places. A new device could change that.
Why are we drawn to tech toys?
An expert argues our connection with these figures is longstanding. They are embedded in our myths and help us explore deeper questions about being human.