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Wikipedia isn’t as democratic as you might think

New research examines just who is adding to and editing the pages on the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Sorin Adam Matei, a professor in the Brian Lamb …

How to backup your iPhone with iTunes and iCloud

In order to avoid the loss of vital information due to sudden phone crash, migrating from old devices to new one, or even upgrading to the latest iOS version, …

Anyone can track you with $1,000 of online ads

For around $1,000, anyone can buy online ads that could allow them to track which apps you use, where you spend money, and your location, new research …

Can robots feel guilty? Answer reveals 3 parts of mental life

Asking people to think about the sensations and emotions of inanimate or non-human entities, offers a glimpse into how they think about mental life. The …

Mindfulness apps with acceptance training can reduce stress

Mindfulness meditation apps can reduce the body’s response to biological stress, new research suggests. “…this study shows that it’s possible to learn …

To generate more solar power, put this material on glass

Transparent solar materials on windows could gather as much energy as bulkier rooftop solar units, say researchers. “Highly transparent solar cells represent …

Fact checkers use this method to spot sketchy info

A new report compares how effectively three different groups of “expert” readers—fact checkers, historians, and undergraduate students—evaluate the …

Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Rationality goes out the window for some consumers who suddenly “lose” or break their fully functional current phone when a new model becomes available. …

Stress makes us slower to perceive new threats

Stress can diminish our ability to assess new threats, according to new research. The new finding runs counter to the conventional view that stress enhances …

Batteries made with asphalt can charge in 5 minutes

Lithium batteries made with asphalt could charge 10 to 20 times faster than the commercial lithium-ion batteries currently available. The researchers developed …