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The Gig Economy: OK If The Profits Went To The Giggers

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the idea of working a job here and a job there according to the worker’s convenience and other activities.<p>The …

Technology, Vision and Posture? Possible Solutions For This Problem

Our eyes are linked to overall health in some pretty unusual ways and problems may continue especially as we grow older. For example, the American …

Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules -- Why You Should Care

If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on …

Long-term Marijuana Use Changes Brain's Reward Circuit

In a paper published in <i>Human Brain Mapping</i>, researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term …

Six Things Americans Should Know About Mass Shootings

America has experienced yet another mass shooting. This time at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. …

Unlocking The Potential Of Predictive Analytics And Big Data: How Do We Move Forward?

One of the key activities now underway is a strategy for data innovation in our sector. This was recommended by the Higher Education Commission in …

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Three Female Scholars React To Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

<i>On June 7, Hillary Clinton won enough pledged delegates to win nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate, the first woman to do so. Three</i> …

How Celebs, Tech And Rebels Have Made Bingo Trendy Again

Go back a few decades and bingo was the hottest ticket in town.<p>After the days of bingo (or beano as it was back then) and Edwin Lowe at carnivals …

Sexting In The Digital Era

<b>It’s no secret</b> that within the past few years, the digital era has changed the way we interact and communicate as a society. As adults, we cautiously …

Why Encryption Secures Your Future

<b>Encryption technology</b> ensures that your online data stays private and secure as it leaves your hands and travels towards the intended recipient. What …

It's the year 2020...how's your cybersecurity?

What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care about how many steps you took, and instead were concerned with your real-time emotional state? With …

Molecular architects: how scientists design new materials

When Thomas Edison wanted a filament for his light bulb, he scoured the globe collecting thousands of candidates before settling on bamboo. (It was …

Drone Racing: Future Sport?

Drone Racing! E-sports have taken the world by surprise in the last decade by increasing the number of people attaining to events where people play …

How Prince's quest for complete artistic control changed the music industry forever

The death of Prince marks the end of a brilliant music career by one of pop music’s most talented and eclectic artists. A virtuoso on any number of …

The Paris Agreement signing ceremony at a glance

Leaders and diplomats from more than 160 countries are gathering at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on April 22 to sign the Paris Agreement …

Robotic Consensus

Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole …

Did you cheat on your taxes? Here's why your days may be numbered

The so-called Panama Papers span thousands of pages, revealing that many of the world’s elite have been hiding their money in offshore accounts in an …

How Playing Video Games Can Change Your Retirement

The teenagers who were hooked on Pac-Man in the arcades and amusement parks of the early 1970s are getting ready for retirement, but many of them …

How secure is your smartphone's lock screen?

One consequence of the Apple vs FBI drama has been to shine a spotlight on the security of smartphone lockscreens.<p>The fact that the FBI managed to …

What if the FBI tried to crack an Android phone? We attacked one to find out

The Justice Department has managed to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife killed 14 people in San …

Scientists turn to 3D printing, digital simulations to treat heart disease

My mother bought her first GPS in the 1990s. A few months later, she came home angry because it had directed her to the wrong side of the city, …

Its Mobile Majesty – App, the Business Booster Its Mobile Majesty – App, the Business Booster

We are living in a world of apps. Their use and popularity is a phenomenon of the modern age. This is why they are becoming the decisive factor in …

When slower is faster Study: Communicating vehicles could ease through intersections more efficiently

Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic …

The search for the value of pi

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, …

Psychological tips for resisting the Internet's grip

“22 of the Cutest Baby Animals,” the headline said. “You won’t believe number 11!”<p>Despite an impending deadline – not to mention my skepticism (how …

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Michelle Williams to lead Harvard Chan School

Michelle Williams discusses the path that led her to the Harvard Chan School. Credit: Harvard Public Affairs and Communications<p>“I am honored and …

Apple takes stance against FBI

Apple has been ordered to help FBI investigators access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. The technical …

Enabling human-robot rescue teams

Autonomous robots performing a joint task send each other continual updates: “I’ve passed through a door and am turning 90 degrees right.” “After …