Follower is the ultimate "social network" for people who aren't satisfied with random attention on Twitter and want anonymous relationships to extend into the physical realm, too. "Don't go unnoticed,"
Documents obtained using the Freedom of Information Act show the extreme lengths law enforcement went to to protect an astronaut from Twitter harassment. Time and time again, those who have been harassed
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re
Was an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Never Filmed Because it Featured Two Gay Crew Members on the Enterprise?
One of the main concepts of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was that in the future, all the silly prejudices of the modern era were gone. In the original series that came out in the 1960s, right smack in
Recently, my colleagues and I accidentally reinvigorated public discussions of pornography's impact on the treatment of women by publishing an archival study[i] examining the correlates of pornography
This week, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee vowed to skip the Oscars after not a single actor of color was nominated for the prestigious award. A 2013 investigation by the LA Times revealed
Star Wars creator backtracks on comments made during US TV interview, calling them ‘very inappropriate’ George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has apologised for using a “very inappropriate analogy” he
By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human
A look at the big themes in our science fiction—in TV shows, movies, books, video games, and comics—this year. We told a lot of stories about the future in 2015. More than usual, maybe. Big budget blockbusters,
007 stood in the doorway at MI6 headquarters, his ebony skin a stark contrast to his white dinner jacket. "Sir?" "Black James Bond, come in," M said, motioning to a chair. He handed Bond a dossier. Inside
Bloggers notwithstanding, the primary goal of most political scientists is not to provide internet commentary on politics, but to humbly seek answers about why the political world unfolds as it does. these
How the “sharing” company’s data centers reveal its values We are running late to the Facebook Data Center. I keep checking my watch, as if the seconds might start moving backwards if I stare hard enough.
Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology. Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history