From drip coffee to pourovers to stovetop espresso, the variations in coffee-based drinks are plenty. (Shutterstock)

The biology of coffee

A row of Citi Bikes in New York City, where the privately owned bike sharing program has proven immensely popular. (Anthony Fomin/Unsplash)

Cycling gender gap persists

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates after his team won the NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans on Jan. 12, 2020. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

How sports fans respond to their teams’ wavering odds of winning

Watching the chances of victory change injects life into sports, both real and fantasy.
Facebook announced Jan. 6 it will remove videos edited to mislead in ways that ‘aren’t apparent to an average person,’ and are the product of artificial intelligence or machine learning. Here, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a hearing at the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 23, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Digital citizens can defend against deepfakes

The abilities to detect and analyze deepfake videos is of the utmost urgency. Deepfakes are a serious threat to people's security and our democratic institutions.
We can now watch more videos on the go, and at a higher resolution, than ever before. (Shutterstock)

Improving video watching on cellular networks

As both the resolution of and demand for online video increases, especially for mobile devices, service providers face the ongoing challenge of ensuring satisfactory viewer experience.
Mosquitoes play an important role as pollinators. (Shutterstock)

Bizarre, important lives of mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have intricate and essential relationships with plants. Understanding their important work as pollinators would help to understand their role in different ecosystems.
It’s critical that learning and development teams are upskilled and reskilled themselves to help organizations successfully engage in a digital transformation. (Shutterstock)

Upskill the upskillers: The must-have New Year’s resolution for businesses

For a winning digital transformation, every organization should establish the upskilling and reskilling of their learning and development teams as their critical 2020 New Year's resolution.
A bus got caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh on Oct. 28, 2019. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Climate change causes infrastructure collapse

Irregular weather is destabilizing the soil that supports railroad tracks, roads, buildings and pipelines.
Suburban infrastructure growth has resulted in functional landscapes designed to serve the growing needs of urban peripheries. Zhu Hongzhi/Unsplash

How the suburbs can help fight climate change

Located at the edges of cities, suburbs have a role to play in urban resilience to disasters caused or exacerbated by climate change.
Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), sold for US$432,500 on Oct. 25, 2019, at Christie’s in New York. (Obvious)

The price of AI art: Has the bubble burst?

Last fall, a piece of art work created by AI to resemble 18th century classical western art sold for almost half a million dollars. But the second in the series sold for much less.
The Kayasehir suburb of Istanbul, Turkey. Cities throughout the world have differing approaches to development at their edges. Roger Keil

Suburbs are changing the city

Most of the world's urban residents now live in suburban areas. A multi-year, multi-site project has conducted research internationally about these changing urban areas.
Singapore is known as an example of forward-thinking urban transit planning; vehicle ownership permits are limited and available by lottery. Shutterstock

Cities must improve transit, cut emissions

Pilot studies in several cities have shown that innovative partnerships are essential in addressing urban transportation challenges and improving the quality of life for urban residents.
The silver-studded blue butterfly is among that species that may be flexible enough to thrive. Callum Macgregor

Butterflies, moths adapt to climate change

We looked at 130 species to see which will be the winners and losers from global warming
Who is responsible for protecting consumer data? Data breaches are now a regular occurrence, and governments are stepping in. (Shutterstock)

Regulations on data breaches needed

Failure of corporations to protect data means that government regulation is required to ensure corporation compliance.
A partnership between Google and the Ascension hospital network in the United States has raised health data privacy concerns for citizens globally. (Shutterstock)

Understanding your electronic health data

Know the difference between an EMR, EHR and PHR? Our digital data expert sets the record straight.
Once contentious, genomic editing is now heavily regulated by the World Health Organization and other governments. (Shutterstock)

One year after the first CRISPR babies

One year after the first CRISPR babies were announced, changes in policies and regulations have meant that there have been no new CRISPR announcements since.
A coyote in Vancouver, B.C. Rodent pesticides in large cities kill and adversely affect the health of urban wildlife. (Shutterstock)

Toxic cities sicken and kill urban wildlife

Urban wildlife are exposed to more pollutants than wildlife living in natural areas. In addition to causing death, these pollutants can affect animals' development and reproduction.
In-home digital personal assistant devices are becoming increasingly popular, but their presence raises privacy concerns. (Shutterstock)

The dark side of Alexa, Siri and other personal digital assistants

When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck – with shattered windows – at Tesla’s design studio in November 2019 in Hawthorne, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Tesla’s Cybertruck is revolutionary

There's no question Tesla's Cybertruck will face stiff competition in the electric pickup truck market. Here's why it has the edge.

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