Facebook and Google potentially face fresh curbs on their market power. Shutterstock.com The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for “holistic, dynamic reforms” to address the online dominance of digital behemoths such as Google and Facebook. A 600-page report, released today, makes 23 recommendations for regulating digital platforms – […]

Ditch your social apps—for good. Rahul Chakraborty via Unsplash In theory, social media promises to connect you with the world. In practice, it compromises your personal privacy, puts you at risk of online abuse, and makes you unsatisfied and unhappy with your real life. If you’re irritated by Twitter or depressed by Facebook, you […]

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have long had good reason to believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. But a new finding from Northwestern University might be a seismic shift for that old way of thinking. An interdisciplinary team recently discovered that “slow earthquakes,” which release energy over a period of […]


Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Fans of social media may say that all of that posting and liking helps connect them with others, but a new study finds that spending more time on social media platforms is actually linked to a higher likelihood of feeling socially isolated. Social isolation — which the researchers […]