The American patent system was designed to stimulate innovation, but some citizens argue that it’s hurting innovation and limiting access to technology.
The realm of professional sport has been taken by storm by the rise of eSports. These video game events now compete with traditional sports leagues.
Trump is trying to throw world leaders off-balance so that he can extract more trade concessions from them; or he is just adrift.
The role of baseball in Japanese-U.S. diplomacy has a long and rich history after it was introduced to the Japanese people in the 1870s.
Starting from March 1st 2018, the Swiss government banned the common practice of boiling lobsters alive. They “will now have to be stunned before they are put to death” as stated in the government order.
Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.
Facebook is closing its doors to researchers. The latest casualty is the app Netvizz, a research tool used by hundreds of academics.
Media tend to cast the violent acts of white criminals as unfortunate anomalies of illness. For black shooters they render them as inherent criminality.
Digitalcourage filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against the German government for using Trojan spyware to illegally read encrypted messages.
Jerry Davis, University of Michigan On Aug. 2, Apple became the first U.S. public corporation to achieve a US$1 trillion valuation, making it the largest company in the world – by one measure at least.
Police in the U.S. kill on average more than 1,000 men per year, or about three men per day, about 8 percent of all adult male homicide deaths.
As Facebook users around the world are coming to understand, some of their favorite technologies can be used against them.
Silicon Valley’s rise is well documented, but the backlash against its culture and unscrupulous corporations hints at an imminent twist in its fate.
George Orwell once said that sport involves “…sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting”.
Allowing mergers like AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape and may eliminate net neutrality.
A privacy discussion is moving toward fruition with less public attention: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. US$260 billion are at stake.
Spiders use silk to fly for miles. Using a peculiar breathtaking way, they are able to ride the wind and travel across oceans.
In August 2012, a 65 year-old checked in for 30 days of jail time in Oregon for collecting rainwater in man-made ponds without a permit.
Fifty years ago, an American B-52G bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland.
Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob’s home, is based on an actual place in the Pacific Ocean, the location of 23 U.S. nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War era.
Virtual reality offers cheap emotions; whereas real experiences connect us to the deeds of past people and place us in contexts where history was made.
Corporate charitable contributions may bend laws and regulations in ways that boost profits rather than serve the public’s interests.