Last week, during a high-profile financial summit in Riyadh, a robot called Sophia was granted Saudi citizenship. A publicity stunt, according to some analysts, but what does it actually mean to give a robot citizenship?
Internet giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to tell Congress this week that Russian-backed content aimed at manipulating US politics during last year's election was more extensive than first thought.
Evidence is mounting that Russian trolls working for the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency stoked divisions in the US during the last election, going as far as to contact US-based activists to promote and organize rallies and other actions.
Climate change has become such a grave and existential threat that both scientists and concerned citizens say carbon emission reduction must be steep and immediate. This has led many people to call for more nuclear power as part of the solution.
If you think your life is getting ever more wireless, think again. The Internet connections the world relies on still cross the globe thanks to cables laid along the sea floor. And while terrorism isn't yet a major threat to their health, dropped anchors or human carelessness are.
The film The Imitation Game has cast new light on the figure of Alan Turing and the work done at Bletchley Park during World War II. Many of the greatest minds who worked at the secret location were woman who, after the war, returned to their lives without ever telling anyone about the work that they did.