| May 2, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Doodle 4 Google is underway. This is the annual contest that lands a student's artwork on the Google homepage to be seen by multiple millions of users.
Works by 50 state winners are now up for a public vote, and Southern California has a representative....
| Apr 16, 2014
"Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Google Maps has added Cambodia's ancient temples of Angkor to its World Wonders Project.
More than 90,000 images captured by the Internet giant's Street View cameras have been collected and made available in a virtual tour of the Khmer temples and...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity.
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:06 PM
We all have things we'd like to forget — being the victim of a crime, a bad relationship, an embarrassing faux pas. What if we could erase those bad memories? Or at least take the edge off them?
Over the last 10 or 15 years, researchers have...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Turks are finding clever ways to defy the government and get around the ban on Twitter.
Workarounds such as DNS and VPN are now part of the lexicon and are being freely shared on social media and are even being painted on walls in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Turkish court ruled on Wednesday that the government could not ban Twitter and ordered the Turkish Telecommunications Authority to stop blocking the service. But it is still not clear if or when Twitter will be restored in the country.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The government of Turkey on Thursday blocked access to YouTube -- a week after taking similar action to ban Twitter -- after a two-part video was uploaded to the vidsite purportedly disclosing secret military talks about Turkey taking action against...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Professor James Gates delivers his big ideas in analogies and metaphors.
Setting lax standards for schoolchildren in science classes is like teaching them to dunk a basketball on a 9-foot-high hoop, when kids the next town over play with one 10 feet...