Researcher investigates "creepiness factor" in online targeted ads
A recent study suggests online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the person's intent to purchase the product. But ...
New York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations
Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.
Heinz Awards honors six for solving critical human issues
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human "microlivers" that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards.
NYC mayor unveils sweeping environmental plan on Earth Day
The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to limit its impact on the environment with its fight against income inequality ...
LA mayor envisions greener, more walkable city in the future
Los Angeles, known for its cars, smog and sprawl, wants to reinvent itself as the home of electric vehicles, solar panels and bicycle paths.
Archaeologists defy Isis militants by finding new antiquities in Iraq
University of Manchester archaeologists are continuing to make significant new discoveries near the ancient city of Ur despite efforts by Islamic State militants to 'culturally cleanse' Iraq of its ancient relics.
Amazon unveils move in local services
US online giant Amazon said Monday it was launching a services marketplace offering to connect consumers with businesses offering anything from home improvement to piano lessons.
Using 19th century technology to time travel to the stars
In the late 19th century, astronomers developed the technique of capturing telescopic images of stars and galaxies on glass photographic plates. This allowed them to study the night sky in detail. Over 500,000 ...
Oil spill leaves half million Mexicans without water
Authorities in southern Mexico scrambled Wednesday to restore potable water to more than half a million people after rivers were contaminated when thieves punctured an oil pipeline.
Image: Orbital view of Irkutsk and Lake Baikal
The city of Irkutsk (centre left) and part of Lake Baikal (right) are pictured in this Sentinel-1A image over Russia's Siberia region.
Comparatively conceiving, observing and visualising diversification in public urban spaces
How can people live together, with ever more diverse characteristics, in the world's rapidly expanding cities? What are the similarities and differences in social and spatial patterns that arise when new ...
Lisbon, Luxembourg rank Europe's worst for pollution fight
Lisbon and Luxembourg rank last in a test of how hard European cities are fighting air pollution, while Zurich and Copenhagen come top, an environmental group said Tuesday.