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Science Must Grow Young Advocates if it Wants to Connect With...

by Tolullah OniScience needs more “academic hybrids”: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos. This way of thinking must be broken if the...

From Rural Kenya to a PhD in Astronomy

by Willice O. ObonyoI grew up in a Kenyan village with dark skies and vivid stars. We admired the sky and listened to stories...

Does Your Smartphone Make You Less Likely to Trust Others?

by Kostadin KushlevImagine you are visiting a new city and get lost on your way to that famous must-see museum. In times of yore...

How to Keep Angry Social Media Posts in Check

by Craig Blewett“Speak your mind” and “post your mind” are not the same thing. A study that investigated how messages containing different emotions spread across...

Taking up Running? Here’s What you Need to Know to Make...

by Vybarr Cregan-ReidIf the statistics are correct, many millions of new runners have laced up for the first time in the last few days.If you...

Searching Deep and Dark: Building a Google for the Less Visible...

By Christian MattmannIn today’s data-rich world, companies, governments and individuals want to analyze anything and everything they can get their hands on – and the...

The World Is Getting Fatter With Technology

If you are one of the majority of people who make New Year’s resolutions, you are also very likely to fail at keeping them....

The Challenge Facing Libraries In An Era Of Fake News

Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United...

Too Many Tabs – Why Some People Can Multitask Online And...

The internet may be the most comprehensive source of information ever created but it’s also the biggest distraction. Set out to find an answer...

How Do Children Use The Internet?

By Sonia Livingstone and Mariya StoilovaThe internet has reached almost every corner of the globe, but most research on how it is used, particularly among children,...

Finding Trust And Understanding In Autonomous Technologies

In 2016, self-driving cars went mainstream. Uber’s autonomous vehicles became ubiquitous in neighborhoods where I live in Pittsburgh, and briefly in San Francisco. The...

Cybersecurity’s Next Phase: Cyber-deterrence

Deterrence focuses on making potential adversaries think twice about attacking, forcing them to consider the costs of doing so, as well as the consequences that might come from a counterattack.

Fintech Revolution Goes Much Further Than Simply Digitalising Banking

In the very near future, the poorest of the poor will use technology to educate themselves and access financial products and services, anywhere and at any time.

Go Digital, or Prepare To Face Obsolescence

he fight for survival in a digital world will be won by companies who understand what their customers want and who are smart enough give it to them via the device they are most connected to – their phones.

The internet meets politics

In thinking about the impact of the internet in politics, we usually consider how social media, websites and other online resources are used as a vehicle of political communication. Yet, its impact as a symbol and a powerful narrative is equally strong

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