Tag: Technology

Math explains why your bus route seems so unreliable

The tricky math behind your bus route. Monkey Business Images/shutterstock.comHave you ever waited for your bus at a bus stop for a very long...

Why your brain never runs out of problems to find

Why do people constantly 'move the goalposts' when making judgments? JoeNattapon/Shutterstock.com Why do many problems in life seem to stubbornly stick around,...

Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study

US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919, CC BY-NC-SAAre we alone? Unfortunately, neither of...

What’s leisure and what’s game addiction in the 21st century?

Are these people suffering from a disorder – or just having fun? AP Photo/Kamil ZihniogluThe World Health Organization’s description of “gaming disorder” as an...

Supreme Court ruling adds privacy protection for the digital age

Your phone knows where you've been. LightAndShare/Shutterstock.comThe Supreme Court has handed down a landmark privacy decision in a case about cellphone location data, suggesting...

Searching for diversity in Silicon Valley tech firms – and finding some

Many voices mean many viewpoints. nito/Shutterstock.comSilicon Valley technology firms have had serious problems with demographic diversity, including accusations of hostile climates toward women and...

Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’

What are your in-groups and out-groups? ksenia_bravo/Shutterstock.comAnti-immigrant policies, race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage litigation. These issues are continually...

Misinformation and biases infect social media, both intentionally and accidentally

People who share potential misinformation on Twitter (in purple) rarely get to see corrections or fact-checking (in orange). Shao et al., CC BY-NDSocial media...

What 40 years of ‘Space Invaders’ says about the 1970s – and today

The iconic shooting game in its original stand-up arcade form. Jordiferrer, CC BY-SAThe “Space Invaders” arcade video game, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is an...