Sri Lanka to tackle online hate speech, says military
Sri Lanka will clamp down on Internet hate speech following deadly anti-Muslim riots said to have been fuelled by social media sites, the military said Monday.
Are conservatives more obedient and agreeable than their liberal counterparts?
Over the last few years, we've seen increasing dissent among liberals and conservatives on important issues such as gun control, health care and same-sex marriage. Both sides often have a difficult time reconciling their ...
Russia finds two 'well-preserved' dinosaur skeletons
Russian paleontologists have dug up well-preserved skeletons of two dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 100 million to 120 million years ago, a museum involved with the dig said Monday.
Court: Searchable books database is 'fair use'
A New York federal appeals court says the creation of a full-text searchable database of millions of books is a fair use of copyrighted works.
John Green criticizes Amazon.com in book dispute
John Green is the latest author lashing out at Amazon.com.
Virgin space flights cleared for US take-off
Richard Branson's dream of commercial space flights took a step nearer reality after Virgin Galactic signed a deal with US aviation authorities to let it blast paying customers into space, the company said ...
Grammar schools helped to create a more unequal society, research suggests
The English grammar school system has widened the gap between rich and poor, according to a new study published today.
FBI: BlackShades infected half-million computers (Update)
More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced ...
Beating the beetles
"The whole country knows about Boston. When a challenge presents itself, the entire community here comes together. The eradication of the Asian longhorned beetle is a great example of that," said Gary Woodward, ...
Cautious optimism at bitcoin summit despite uncertain future
Some 200 virtual currency enthusiasts excitedly traded namecards and participated in panel discussions Saturday at China's first-ever Global Bitcoin Summit—but several expressed shock that the event was ...
Dads on lowest wages face earnings penalties, whilst highest earning fathers get boost
(Phys.org) —Fathers on the lowest incomes are predicted to incur financial penalties as compared with childless men, whereas highest earning dads are predicted to earn a further bonus, according to the ...
China fines Sina over 'indecent' content
Chinese authorities have slapped Internet giant Sina Corp. with a fine of more than $815,000 over "unhealthy and indecent content", the company announced.
AOL probes breach allowing hackers to spoof email
AOL said Monday it had launched an investigation with federal authorities into a security breach that allowed hackers to gain access to around two percent of its email accounts.
Four US TV shows ordered off Chinese websites
Chinese authorities have ordered video streaming websites in the country to stop showing four popular American TV shows, including "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Good Wife," representatives from two sites ...