The U.S. blogging company is showing an error message to users inside Russia who try to read the blog of Alexei Navalny, a prominent politician and critic of the Russian government.
September 16, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
An etiquette expert, a social scientist, and an old pal of mine ponder the ever-shifting rules of friendship.
September 16, 2014 • 7:23 AM • Share
Twitter has created its own buzzing, digital agora, but when users want to speak amongst themselves, they tend to leave for another platform. It’s a social network that helps you find people to talk to—but barely lets you do any talking.
September 12, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Where do a zebra’s stripes, a leopard’s spots, and our fingers come from? The key was found years ago—by the man who cracked the Enigma code.
September 8, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
This year may be the driest in California in half a millennium. These reports explore how the drought is affecting agriculture, business, and living conditions in the nation’s most populous state.
September 5, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
A round-up of some of the most notable cyber attacks tied to China from the last several years.
September 4, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
While the average contribution increases, the number of donors falls.
September 4, 2014 • 6:15 AM • Share
Placebo buttons in elevators and at crosswalks that don’t actually do anything are just the beginning. One computer scientist has collected hundreds of examples of technology designed to trick people, for better and for worse.
September 3, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Our genes only tell a portion of the story.
August 29, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
They’re often designed for you, the paying visitor, and not the animals who have to inhabit them.
August 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
California, where ambitious agriculture sucks up 80 percent of the state’s developed water, is no stranger to water wrangles. Now one of the worst droughts in state history is pushing legislators to reckon with its unwieldy water laws, especially one major oversight: California has been the only Western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.
August 28, 2014 • 11:56 AM • Share
A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.
August 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
An experiment on users of the dating site OKCupid found that members judge both looks and personality by looks alone.
August 27, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Hurricane Katrina wrought havoc on New Orleans but, nine years later, is there a silver lining to be found?
August 25, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
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