We own less property — a product of rising debt loads and the shift to an increasingly digital economy. Sometimes that means people rent something until they own it — and that presents a whole host of new opportunities for abuse.
Claims that Facebook deliberately manipulated stories on its list of trending topics undercuts its role as one of the world’s most powerful tools for 21st century communication, writes Callie Crossley.
Tibetans are embracing WeChat to communicate with friends and family who have left the remote part of China. But WeChat isn't just like any other social network, it's heavily monitored by the Chinese government.
"Taylor" trained as a drone sensor operator for six months, learning how to blow up things — and people — across the world with million-dollar equipment. But even though she got to go home every night, a decade of long-distance war has still taken its toll.
Many Japanese believe the media hasn't done its job in holding the government and power companies accountable for the Fukushima disaster. Jun Hori, a former TV anchor, agreed. Now he and others are starting new media companies to break the compliant mold of Japanese reporting.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
For years, the knock against renewable energy has been that it doesn't work because it's intermittent. So research has centered on how to store the energy for future use. Now a new study from NOAA suggests the US could quickly convert to wind and solar power without waiting for battery storage technology to catch up.
After a Sudanese American teenager was arrested and detained in Texas for bringing a homemade digital clock to school, Sudanese American parents wonder what Ahmed Mohamed's story means for their kids growing up in the US.
Despite her better judgment, New York-based Russian writer Anya Ulinich uses the web to seek out potential mates. She finds it all but impossible to interpret the profiles of American men, and they don't understand her any better.
This isn't your granddad's gambling industry: As casinos spread and habits change, slot machines have become a massive part of casino profits — as much as 85 percent. They're doing so partly by giving gamblers the illusion of winning, even when they're falling behind.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft already racked up several firsts during its seven-year flight from Earth, and now it's the first-ever spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet. Scientists are hoping its yearlong stay at Ceres, in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, will help reveal clues about how Earth got its water.