The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
The likes of Alexa and Siri shouldn't blindly aim to sound and behave like us - their voices need to reflect what they can actually do.
There's no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Reversing the damage from fires in Brazil's rainforest is not as simple as allowing trees to grow back. Decades of research shows how fires degrade their long-term health and utility.
As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
A forest professor tells his experience on the hardships of putting out peat fires in Indonesia
What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
A group of America's most powerful CEOs said companies should no longer merely focus on maximizing shareholder wealth. A business professor explains why it's not a big deal.
If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet's lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won't suffocate life on Earth.
Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
A new law in Washington state that makes college mostly free for many students is meant to prepare more residents from the state for jobs in the local economy. Whether it will work remains to be seen.
Advocates and opponents of breaking up Facebook, Google and other technology giants are falling prey to some serious misconceptions.
A proposed bill would force tech companies to tell users how much their data is worth. But how can a single number capture data's power to predict your actions or sway your decisions?