Researchers are teasing apart the complex set of links between the virality of a Web story and the emotions it generates.
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
Studying the pre-Islamic State tweets of people who end up backing the organization paints a revealing picture of how support emerges, say computer scientists.
To motivate healthy behavior, device companies and employers embrace social tools and insights from behavioral science.
Nobel Prize winners raise alarm over genetic engineering of humans.
Microsoft's legendary browser is getting replaced. It's about time.
Cultural and technological trends are driving record investments in security startups.
Peter Thiel was the first large investor in Facebook. Now he’s turning his investing skills to biotechnology.
Gene-editing companies say research on altering the DNA of human reproductive cells is dangerous and unethical.
A startup called Thync will sell electrodes that you put on your head to improve your mood. The results may vary to a surprising degree.