college admissions scandal

The College Admissions Scandal Just Produced Its First Criminal Sentence

A Stanford coach who took more than $600K in bribes isn't getting any jail time.
Emma Ockerman

Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus
sexual assault

Women are coming for the judge who let Baylor ex-frat president accused of sexual assault off with no jail time

Texas judge Ralph Strother accepted a plea of “no contest" from Jacob Anderson, a Baylor University student, in early December.
Rex Santus
sexual assault

The judge kicked off the bench for Brock Turner's sentence is crowdfunding his legal bills

Judge Aaron Persky needs help paying off $135,000 by Dec. 31.
Emma Ockerman
sexual harassment

Women at top U.S. law schools renounce firms that don't let employees sue over sexual harassment

Not only are employees overwhelmingly unlikely to be awarded money in arbitration cases, they also tend to win less than in cases involving court trials.
Carter Sherman

‘Society Will Decide What to Do Next’: Chinese Researchers Claim to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies

The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
Daniel Oberhaus
ad blockers

Researchers Defeat Most Powerful Ad Blockers, Declare a ‘New Arms Race’

Perceptual ad blockers will come out on the losing side in the war against internet advertisers and expose users to a host of new attack vectors in the process, the researchers warned.
Daniel Oberhaus
sexual assault

After Losing Appeal, Brock Turner Must Register as a Sex Offender for Life

A court rejected Brock Turner's request for a new trial on Wednesday after his lawyer argued he wanted "outercourse" with his victim, not intercourse.
Marie Solis
Great Scott!

Watch Stanford's Self-Drifting Electric DeLorean Shred Some Doughnuts

If you’re going to build a autonomous electric car, why not do it with some style?
Becky Ferreira

The Army Wants to Use a Theoretical Particle To Make an Unhackable Quantum Computer

A telltale signature of the theoretical particle was discovered last year. Now the Army wants to use it to build a quantum computer.
Daniel Oberhaus

Jonathan Martin Arrested After Posting Threatening Photo on Instagram

The former Miami Dolphin threatened two former teammates, and tagged his old high school, which was shut down after the post.
Liam Daniel Pierce
sexual assault

Stanford Fails Brock Turner Victim Again, This Time Over a Rape Memorial

The university agreed to install a plaque with a quote of her choosing, but repeatedly denied her suggestions, driving her to back out.
Linda Yang