What's Your Favorite Obsolete Technological Term That People Still Use?

We live in a time of super-rapid technological change. CDs replaced vinyl, only to be replaced in turn by digital downloads. But language doesn't change as fast — we talk about camera shutters, touching that dial, and "tuning in." What's your favorite obsolete term that's still used all the time? » 8/13/14 7:00am 8/13/14 7:00am

Here's What Your 1.1 Million Comments On Net Neutrality Look Like

When the Federal Communications Commission asked the public to send their views on network neutrality, it got an earful. The response was so huge that the deadline was extended due to technical problems. Those comments were recently published online as a 1.4 GB file, and NPR has posted this visualization of what they… » 8/12/14 1:40pm 8/12/14 1:40pm

Romance Novels Influence Whether Women Use Condoms

The bodice-ripper genre has never been known for its realism, and people have often criticized it for setting impossible standards for relationships. But now, one study also seems to indicate that romance novels set a bad example when it comes to safe sex. Here's how pulp romances could be a health risk. » 8/04/14 12:11pm 8/04/14 12:11pm

Here's A Survey To Determine How Much People Lie In Surveys

What percentage of your income do you give to charity? If you saw an injured bunny rabbit, would you try to help it? These are questions with a "right" answer. And there's another survey to determine whether the person answering is likely to give that "right" answer, no matter what they'd actually do. » 6/23/14 9:30am 6/23/14 9:30am

Does anybody read books the right way any more?

And I'm not talking about paper versus digital. I'm talking about curling up with a good book, for hours. Sitting in a hammock, or in a chair by the fire, just totally pulled into a book. Is the long, totally focused book-reading session a thing of the past — and does this mean we're getting less immersed in our… » 3/03/14 1:44pm 3/03/14 1:44pm