tech / science

United Kingdom

Is Empathy Determined By Genes?

Education and experience certainly play a role in how well an individual understands other people...

China

Google Or Baidu? Chinese Have Their Say In Short-Lived Survey

The U.S. web giant may be planning a return to China. But would web users there actually embrace ...

Germany

Welcome To The Metadata Society — And Beware

There's a potentially sinister side to the crush of data we unwittingly feed into systems lik...

Guadeloupe

Swamped By Toxic Seaweed, The French Antilles' Cry For Help

Since 2011, the Caribbean islands have been attacked by rafts of algae which give off a pungent o...

Germany

Europe, Trapped Between U.S. Protectionism And Chinese Ambition

-Analysis- MUNICH — As far as industrial strategies and international competition are concerned, there’s no greater contrast than that between Europe's resignation and China's iron ...

France

For Dating Sites, Artificial Intelligence v. The Human Heart

French experts doubt that a machine can help you find your soulmate better than trusting the eter...

China

Everyone's A Suspect: How China Keeps Tabs On 1.4 Billion People

With facial recognition cameras and Big Data, the Chinese leadership is pushing its penchant for ...

United Kingdom

Watch: OneShot — Hello Dolly!

Can a clone have a birthday? Well, let’s just say that Dolly the sheep was delivered 22 years ago on July 5 — the world’s first cloned mammal to see the light of day. The result of a successful ...

France

Is It Time For AI To Replace Politicians?

Our political leaders are woefully inefficient and too often dishonest. So maybe we should let ma...

China

Nowhere To Hide? Big Data, Little Privacy Protection In China

BEIJING — The exhibition was called “Secret,” and opened in the Wuhan Art Museum in April. And what was in the show? The personal information of the 346,000 citizens of the central Chinese city of ...

Germany

Cutting-Edge Fear: Technologies That Should Scare Us

Computers that can perfectly mimic the human voice? Hyper sensitive surveillance cameras? Advance...

China

Extra! On The Perils Of Low-Cost Plastic Surgery In China

China Newsweek — June 4, 2018 Over the past decade, there have been countless reports about the boom in cosmetic surgery in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Names have ...

France

Synthetic Diamonds Go Ultra Chic, With New Place Vendôme Boutique

PARIS — The address is not by chance. Courbet, a jewelry designer that sells synthetic diamonds, has decided to open at the world's most prestigious location for any jeweler: the Place Vendôme in ...

Russia

Telegram: Why Russian Courts Can't Really Block The App

MOSCOW — On April 13, a Russian court decreed an immediate blocking of the app Telegram across the country. The decision came after the refusal of Telegram to provide Russian security services ...

Colombia

What Voters Read In A Candidate's Face

Researchers used visuals and scanning technology to gauge how people "feel" about the contenders ...

United States

Why Big Tech Hasn't Joined The Crypto-Revolution

Internet giants have now started flirting with decentralization, to try and replace the so-far fa...

Venezuela

Venezuela, The Promise And Pitfalls Of Digital Government

The digital revolution is shifting how societies are structured, and may lead to greater public o...

Chile

How The Smartphone Revolution Hit The Retail World

Smartphones have upended communication and consumption, leaving retailers to transform themselves...

United States

Femtech Finance: Why Women Founders Must Fight To Find Capital

MUNICH — Most investors just don't understand what it's all about — and so the scenario almost always plays out the same: Sophia Yen enters a room full of venture capitalists, almost all older ...

Japan

The Giant Japanese Robot Company You've Never Heard Of

FANUC churns out 6,000 industrial robots per month, double that of its closest competitor. For a ...

United States

Facebook, A Black Market For Five-Star Amazon Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written ...

China

China's BAT Tech Giants Giving GAFA Run For Their Money

Upstarts no longer, the so-called BAT companies — Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — are a ...