Equal respect for women and other non-dominant groups shouldn’t be a touchy subject: it should be a given. Science is international and it has developed many distinct cultural norms for itself. The presence of women is one of them. Hilda Bastian writes.
Jill Rettberg explores the meaning of Instagram filters, smartphone apps that write diaries for you, and the ways in which governments and commercial entities create their own representations of people from the digital traces they leave behind as they go through their lives.
Telescopes are now discovering Earth-size planets throughout the galaxy, but an astronomer at Berkeley explains why that doesn’t mean they are habitable. Eric Petigura writes.
An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers.
Racism is not only a social, cultural, political, and legal issue; it is also a health issue. Lindsay Kobayashi reports on the gap.