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Coders and those fed up with major social media platforms are trying to create peer to peer alternatives to Twitter and Facebook. But can they really succeed in swaying users?
We know that teenagers think differently from adults because their brains aren't finished forming. But how does an adolescent brain transform into an adult one?
If you start studying the waste from gas and oil wells, and measure the emissions from coal ash, the fossil fuel industry is more dangerous than any nuclear plant.
Our factories crank out tsunamis of cheap consumer goods and online shopping is getting them around the world faster. But are we hitting a point of diminishing returns?
According to a growing number of architects and urban planners, cities need more greenery and easier access to food. But will their solution cause more problems than it solves?
From abusing your data, to refusing to deal with dangerous hoaxes and fake news, to undermining brands and limiting their reach, Facebook is the worst of social media.
Empathy is the most important trait for human cohesion and civil politics. So, where does empathy comes from, how does it break down, and how can it be stimulated?
Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped lies and hoaxes thrive alongside reputable sources.
When we say someone bold has guts, we mean that figuratively. But apparently, bravery, extroversion, and happiness could very well be in their intestines.
When our sun becomes a red giant at the end of its life, will it really be able to warm the outer solar system enough for a new burst of life to emerge?