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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
The Entrepreneur Trying to Democratize Law with a Free Chatbot
Joshua Browder created DoNotPay to help people fight parking tickets, and hopes to make the platform a resource for all kinds of legal issues.
Study That Claimed AI Could Determine a Person’s Sexuality Is Under Ethical Review
The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is reexamining a Stanford study after it received significant backlash.
A Frightening AI Can Determine Whether a Person Is Gay With 91 Percent Accuracy
“Essentially, we believe that further erosion of privacy is inevitable.”
Researchers Found Evidence for a Particle That’s Its Own Antiparticle
“This discovery concludes one of the most intensive searches in fundamental physics, which spanned exactly 80 years."