Most scientists think they should be active in public debates
The vast majority of scientists—87 percent—think they should play an active role in debates on public policy, according to a poll of US scientists released Sunday.
When fake news goes viral, blame the media, says study
It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally
Google is locking Spanish publishers out of its popular Google News service in response to a new Spanish law that imposes fees for linking to the headlines and news stories on other websites.
Sony Pictures network reportedly hit by hackers (Update)
Sony Pictures' computer network has reportedly come under cyberattack, with hackers threatening to release key information from the Japanese group's entertainment division.
Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.
How much of your DNA is functional?
(Phys.org) —The human genome consists of six billions rungs of DNA – but how much of this DNA is actually doing anything important?
China unveils 'laser to shoot down low-flying drones'
China has developed a highly accurate laser weapon system that can shoot down light drones at low altitude, state media reported.
News media losing role as gatekeepers to new 'social mediators' on Twitter, study finds
The U.S. government is doing a better job of communicating on Twitter with people in sensitive areas like the Middle East and North Africa without the participation of media organizations, according to a ...
ITAR-TASS claims Russian cosmonauts have found sea plankton on outside of International Space Station
Read all about it: News you can wear
Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news—from wearable technology.
Microsoft No-IP takedown to strike malware draws protests
Facebook under fire over 'creepy' secret study (Update 2)
Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.
'Emotional contagion' sweeps Facebook
When it hasn't been your day – your week, your month, or even your year – it might be time to turn to Facebook friends for a little positive reinforcement. According to a new study by social scientists at Cornell, the ...
Facebook hopes iPhone users keep eyes glued to Paper app
If you want to get a glimpse of Facebook's future, download Paper, the social network's new mobile news reader.