Facebook will drop its facial recognition system – but here's why we should be sceptical

The commitment applies to the social network, but not necessarily to the metaverse.

Stavros Shiaeles, Senior lecturer in Cyber Security, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Nov. 10, 2021 ~7 min

Earthshot Prize: William and Kate joined by stars for awards ceremony

The first Earthshot Prize ceremony is being held in London, with five winners set to get £1m each.

Oct. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Prince William: Saving Earth should come before space tourism

The prince says great minds should focus "on trying to repair this planet" not exploring space.

Oct. 14, 2021 ~3 min

Stephen Hawking's papers to be saved for the nation

Prof Stephen Hawking's scientific papers and personal possessions to be saved for the nation.

May 26, 2021 ~6 min

Counting pedestrians to make pedestrians count

Andres Sevtsuk’s new work estimates foot traffic in cities — so planners and developers can study the flow of people, not just vehicles.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 15, 2021 ~6 min

Who participates in extreme politics and why do they?

The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol over Donald Trump’s election loss stunned the country and forced many to ask what prompts people to political violence.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
Jan. 29, 2021 ~10 min

How we discovered that VR can profile your personality

How much does your virtual reality headset know about your life?

Stephen Fairclough, Professor of Psychophysiology in the School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launch green 'Nobel'

The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David launch the biggest environmental award ever.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Oct. 8, 2020 ~9 min

Sir Isaac Newton's notes among Cambridge web gallery 'treasures'

Cambridge University Library adds high-resolution images of its collection to a free culture site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Project breathes new life into Early Irish and Old Norse

Musicians, historians and literary scholars hope to find a soundtrack to the world of the Vikings.

By Nuala McCann • bbcnews
Aug. 18, 2020 ~4 min