A new partnership between Twitter and the Weather Channel will customize target ads based on users' locations and the current weather.
The dangers of darkness and vitamin D deficiency have been creeping into recent considerations about natural light. Eighty years ago, the conversation was far more alarmist and far more embracing of our nearest star.
"People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up."
Critics decry them for their effects on urban planning and traffic management, but a sociologist says they promote stronger community cohesion in an era when knowing one's neighbors is becoming less common.
Many Americans seem to hold on to a romanticized portrait of Columbus even when they are exposed to his dark side.
Without the “fresh” message of salvation and God’s love front-and-center, Catholics worldwide will continue to leave the flock.
The project is a collaboration between the city's public transportation authority, a bookstore and an online education provider. Riders can pick up a book at one stop and drop it off at another.
Online data fed directly into the brains of human beings via a "software/wetware" interface? We're closer than you think. But the impact on humanity may be devastating.
Some states are in particularly bad shape, but it would be dangerous to assume that all is well with public-employee pensions anywhere in America.
Spreading luck around isn't as easy as it sounds.
For Leon Wieseltier, the corrosive effects of modern technology spell the demise of humanity as we know it. I'm not so sure.
A small but growing number, mostly women, are entering cohousing arrangements that provide social interaction while still encouraging independence.
If, as a new study claims, they can be clustered along specific routes and set for certain times of the day, home deliveries are much more environmentally friendly than individual trips to the store.
In a push against a "buy-toss-buy" consumer culture, a group of residents in one German city get together once a month to fix broken household items. It's an example of the slowly-growing "hackerspace" movement.
With our increasingly global 21st century making the traditional college quadrangle look a little parochial, the Minerva vision is an intriguing development.