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Your Smartphone is Almost Ready to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Waiting for the results of a medical test is excruciating. But what if you could instantly diagnose something—like […]

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College Graduates are Working Harder but Earning Less

When Michelle Cedeño graduated from Boston University in 2014 with degrees in neuroscience and film, she did all […]

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You (Yes, You) Could Be an Internet Troll

Ah, internet trolls. The type of people who make you wonder how human beings haven’t been karmically smote […]

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Facebook Keeps Growing, But For How Long?

With other, newer social media sites dominating the collective consciousness right now, and a question of whether Facebook’s […]

As You Get Older, Your Friends Will Probably Look More Like You

Kids who go to school with diverse classmates are more likely to have friends of different races. But […]

Combating Climate Change
Combating Climate Change Could Be as Simple as Cleaning Up

“Greenhouse gas” and “climate change” have been buzzwords for decades, and these problems aren’t disappearing any time soon (though […]

When Working Toward Goals, We’re Drawn to ‘Firsts’

Why do we set New Year’s resolutions and not, say, Feb. 17 resolutions? It’s because we like to start […]

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Why Credit Cards are Dangerous (It’s Because They Feel Good)

Soon the paper check might have competition for the title of most outmoded payment method—the dollar bill. Why? Because […]

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These Smart Home Devices Save Money and Energy

Reality is finally approaching something close to what we were promised by “The Jetsons.” We haven’t quite made it […]

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How Does Technology Affect the Economy?

Looking back at human history, technological advancements serve as mile markers for where we were as people: the invention of […]

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These Foldable Batteries Made of Paper are Powered by Your Spit

What if all you needed to run the electronics you use every day were batteries with the dimensions of […]