Researchers say Google’s ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
Machines have shown some impressive flashes of intelligence in recent years. Do we need to start teaching them right from wrong?
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Applying the theory of disruptive innovation to Tesla is not as simple as it seems.
Besides upending an entire sector of employment, self-driving taxis could have significant environmental benefits.
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
With its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population.
A startup is making thin-film solar cells on flexible steel sheets.
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
Stanford researchers are building a light field stereoscope in hopes of making it easier to add realistic focus cues to virtual reality.