This research roundup looks at automated vehicles, including findings on potential benefits, safety concerns, public opinion and policy implications.
Smartphones are distracting. New research shows this distraction can lead to boredom, antisocial behavior and unhappiness.
Hate speech is not hard to find in 2017. Such verbal violence begets hate and prejudice, a new study finds.
Google’s “Street View” photographs can be used to predict if a town will vote Democrat or Republican. They can also be used to estimate a neighborhood's racial fabric.
One-third of African American men have been convicted of a felony, according to data recently published in
Demography. For white men, the figure is less than half that.
Blockchain, the technological innovation behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, could spark global health development.
Industrial espionage may call to mind men in trench coats and fedoras. These days, the spies are often hackers, but the handsome rewards still come with a cost.
Studies show that Daylight Saving Time largely hurts our health. We review the research.
The debate over farmed salmon raises a number of health and environmental questions. This explainer and research review will help journalists sort through the noise.
In a few short years, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin have assumed a big role in global finance. We explain how they work, the risks to traditional money systems and the revolutionary technology behind them.