Must-reads about science, technology, and health from around the web.
A new analysis finds a “mass exodus” of the platform’s most popular accounts.
For toymakers like Lego, where is the line between making products children love and telling kids how they should play?
Scientists are using a network called the World Community Grid to process huge amounts of data in an attempt to understand how to tackle the virus.
The fight to make law enforcement take online threats seriously
How a collection of simple graphics from the early days of the personal computer shaped today’s visual shorthand
Among the world’s most popular websites, most traffic comes from mobile devices.
Researchers must work their way backward to understand the mutations that made the disease a pandemic.
As web traffic shifts toward mobile, a new study finds Wikipedia remains the most popular informational site around.
As far as facial expressions go, the eye-roll is one of the more deliberate forms of expressing contempt.
A new generation of parents is shopping with the idea that pink and blue—along with robots, bunnies, dinosaurs, and unicorns—are for every child.
A new meta-analysis seems to link infant swaddling with a higher risk of SIDS. But there’s more to the data than that.
The military health-care system serves 2 million children, but there are only a handful of full-time pediatric social workers across the Defense Department’s sprawling network of hospitals. In the civilian world, this kind of staffing is “unimaginable.”
Researchers from Duke tried to use unmanned aerial vehicles to track a herd’s behavior. Things did not go as planned.
Small screens don't deter readers—even from longer articles.
A new partnership between Google and Chrysler is a reminder that self-driving cars won’t go anywhere until the public trusts they’re safe.
A New York Times software columnist revisits his prognostications from the 1980s.
Must-reads from around the web.
The PBS-aired educational program 3-2-1 Contact was one of the best things on TV in the 1980s.
The classic children’s book, first published in 1978, is an early primer for young readers who will eventually find their way to more profound surrealism.