Society + Culture

Report: Better Science Education Could Combat Misinformation

Researchers contend that training students to think like scientists will better equip people to judge the accuracy of scientific claims — and help address the growing threat of disinformation.

AI Comes Out of the Closet

AI is being used to make all kinds of everyday digital tasks more efficient and easy. The software can do many things you used to have to do yourself–in video editing, dieting, fitness, and plenty...

Two Southwest Tribes Raise Concerns Over Uranium Storage

Tribal communities in Arizona and Utah face environmental problems connected to the same radioactive resource: uranium.

Most Genome Data Comes from White Folks. Scientists Are Trying to Fix That.

With a new genome sequence, more diverse data sets, and population-specific projects, scientists are making progress in representing humanity’s real DNA diversity.

We Need to Change the Abortion Rights Narrative

Banning abortion pushes the U.S. towards the path of becoming a third rate power, with uneducated, unemployable citizens whose lives will need to be subsidized by government dollars. 

Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants Caught in the Crossfire of War With Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered fears of another nuclear power disaster in the region, 36 years after the world’s largest nuclear accident.

The UN Sets Historic Targets for Global Connectivity

It’s no longer enough to just say people “need to be connected to the internet.” We require clear targets, especially since 2.9 billion people remain offline. So now the ITU and the UN Sec-General’s office...

Doctors Finally Care About Your Home DNA Results

After years of dismissing direct-to-consumer genetic tests, some healthcare professionals are now seeking guidelines for how to incorporate this data into patient care.

How Tech Is Mobilizing to Confront the Climate Crisis

Can technology help solve the climate crisis? A lot of smart money is betting that it can.

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