If you've noticed the amount of science news in your Facebook feed is on the uptick, here's one reason why: in a survey of nearly 4,000 scientists, 87 percent agreed that "participation in policy debates and engagement with citizens and journalists is necessary to further their work and careers." The study also found… » 2/15/15 1:30pm 2/15/15 1:30pm

A Horrifying Short Film About How Facebook Could Turn Even Creepier

From Argentina, this ghostly horror short from director Andrés Borghi examines the ways in which Facebook affects relationships ... particularly those that Just. Won't. Die. Though it has some familiar stylistic elements, it's eerie, well-paced, and has a supremely creepy score. » 2/05/15 2:10pm 2/05/15 2:10pm

The Creepiest Things You Can Do on Facebook

The Most Accidentally Hilarious Lines From Science Fiction And Fantasy

Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television. » 11/27/14 11:08am 11/27/14 11:08am

NFL Fans By U.S. County, According to Twitter

Earlier this year, Facebook used information gathered from its users to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. Now, Twitter has released its own map of NFL fandom in America – and Twitter's version is interactive. » 10/22/14 5:54pm 10/22/14 5:54pm

Cartoons About Our Relationship To Facebook Are Clever But Depressing

Does Facebook ever leave you feeling like you're alone in a crowd? Like you're having more of a relationship with a website than the people you're connecting with? Then these illustrations might look uncomfortably familiar. » 9/22/14 6:00pm 9/22/14 6:00pm

A County-By-County Map Of NFL Allegiance

Facebook's Data Science team has released its 2014 NFL American Fandom Map, to mark the beginning of the NFL season. The map uses Facebook "likes" to determine the most popular NFL team in every U.S. county. The result is "one of the most comprehensive samples of sports fanship ever collected." » 9/07/14 10:30am 9/07/14 10:30am

Bioethicists Defend Facebook's Controversial Mood Study

Saying it could have "a chilling effect on valuable research," over 30 ethicists have put their signatures on a column claiming that Facebook's clandestine and manipulative mood study was not inappropriate. » 7/18/14 9:30am 7/18/14 9:30am

10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions

The internet is still reeling from recent revelations that Facebook workers have been conducting weird experiments with the emotions of Facebook users. Now it's time to see what science fiction has to say about machines that control our feelings. Here are ten cautionary scenarios. » 7/01/14 2:24pm 7/01/14 2:24pm

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant. » 5/22/14 10:26am 5/22/14 10:26am

Woman Beaten to Death After Being Accused of Witchcraft on Facebook

At last Facebook has brought us back to the middle ages, just as we knew it would. A woman in the Brazilian city Guarujá, near São Paolo, was beaten to death last week after Facebook rumors circulated that she was a witch. » 5/12/14 3:16pm 5/12/14 3:16pm

What The Heck Is Oculus Rift? A Guide To Facebook's $2 Billion Deal

Daylight Savings Time Makes You Happier, At Least On Facebook

Facebook has taken a look at their post Daylight Savings Time data and found, unsurprisingly, that losing an hour of sleep made people sleepier. There was, however, one surprise: losing that hour may make us tired, but it also seems to make us feel happier. » 3/19/14 8:45am 3/19/14 8:45am

What would Google, Apple, and Facebook look like if they built cities?

Large technology corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple already have employee populations that rival those of some small towns. So what would it look if they actually did become their own towns? » 2/12/14 12:40pm 2/12/14 12:40pm

Researchers predict Facebook will die out "like a disease"

By drawing similarities between Facebook's rapid adoption and the proliferation of an infectious disease, researchers at Princeton have devised a model that predicts Facebook will lose 80% of its users by 2017. » 1/22/14 3:20pm 1/22/14 3:20pm

Your friends on Facebook may already be robots

Why bother writing anything on Facebook when you can just outsource your personal comments to a bot? That's the idea behind a new app that reads your past Facebook updates and automatically generates new ones for you. » 11/12/13 4:15pm 11/12/13 4:15pm

What You Write On Facebook Reveals More Than You Realize

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have analyzed 700 million words and phrases from the Facebook messages of 75,000 volunteers. The resulting word clouds show the extent to which our use of language is influenced by our personality, age, and sex. » 10/03/13 8:00am 10/03/13 8:00am

Watch how music travels across the U.S. through Facebook

To date, over 110 million songs have been played some 40 billion times through Facebook apps integrated with Open Graph. This 3D visualization shows how three of these tracks propagated throughout the United States during a 90-day span. » 5/29/13 3:41pm 5/29/13 3:41pm

NFL fans by U.S. county, according to Facebook

On the surface Facebook is a social network, but those in the know recognize that it's actually one of the largest datasets of human trends, preferences and activity ever catalogued. One way to appreciate the vast potential of this dataset is to use the company's new Graph Search to find people who like "shitting… » 1/29/13 6:40am 1/29/13 6:40am