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Washing clothes uses a lot of chemicals and fresh water. Now, some companies are trying to change that by rethinking how to keep clothing fresh and wrinkle-free for months.
When we want to see if economy is growing or to measure its relative size to others, we use the gross domestic product, or GDP. But what if this number is horribly misleading?
In the future, humanity is likely to become cyborgs. But how would that happen? And how did we get to the point where this is a realistic conversation?
With everything we do quantified by social media likes, impressions, and shares, we need to remember the reason and purpose for creating something for the sake of creation.
The longest ever study of intergenerational narcissistic traits finds that millennials are not as sensitive and self-absorbed as boomers.
In the latest blow to the media's myth of hookup culture, it turns out that hookup apps are actually really bad at letting users hook up.
Researchers tried to test whether debates about vaccination lead to more extreme polarization and found a complete shutdown of all debate. But is their study critically flawed?
Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.
Denialists are now imagining cabals of ecoterrorists burning down entire ecosystems so they don't have to admit that scientists were right about the symptoms of climate change.
Code storage and sharing platform GitHub wants to archive open source software for up to 10,000 years. But is that a good idea, and could we use its momentum to rethink how and why we code?