The elements of a changing world, from technology and business to politics and culture
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
In 2012, only 59 of the 3,144 counties in America actually sentenced people to be executed.
Educators are embracing video-production technology, from professional equipment to smartphones, to give students ownership over their learning.
The country's greatest chronicler of rural life embarks on a mission to digitize, well, everything.
A recent case in Belgium, in which a man took to social media to ask for a kidney, is raising questions about who can ethically donate.
On the present imperfections and compelling potential of Skype's real-time translation
A new study finds broad support for the party among the general public in 2014, even as it was resoundingly defeated at the polls.
A neuroscientist discusses a new White House report on ethical questions for the future of human brain research.
How a research team at the University of Michigan uses online role-playing to educate and engage the minds of Midwestern schoolchildren
Many patients post photos of their meals and changing bodies to document their recovery—and in the process, some have found an online community of supporters.
From Russia to your local gas station, the consequences of low fuel prices are clear. But the consequences of those consequences are less apparent.
Many employers who discriminate don't do so intentionally, yet few are aware of concrete steps they can take to override their subconscious biases.
How private armies, and the technology they use, are changing warfare
Why the U.S. tends to look on the bright side
Yale is poised to join the list of top-tier universities now offering online master’s programs. Will these initiatives work?
A growing number of people are turning to online counseling, possibly at the expense of their privacy or the quality of the mental-health care they receive.
Big Data promises to predict employee behavior. But as it turns out, humans aren't particularly predictable.
Nearly every school in America has some form of Internet connectivity—but that alone doesn't mean all kids have equal access to the web.
If civil servants are pitted against businesses they become more innovative, and secure most of the contracts put out for bid.
Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?